LL.M. Program Admission Requirements
Applicants must hold an academic degree in law from an educational institution in a country other than the United States and be eligible to become licensed to practice law in that country. However, students requiring additional English language preparation may arrive for the spring semester to attend the Intensive English Language Program (IEP). IEP will not grant credit toward the LL.M. degree, but will help ensure students have the requisite English language skills to be successful in the LL.M. program. The university degree in law must have been awarded by an accredited institution and must be earned prior to admission to Mississippi College School of Law. Documentation of all academic degrees and, where applicable, a law license is required.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must have a score of at least 600 on the paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), a score of at least 250 on the computer based TOEFL, a score of at least 100 on the iBT TOEFL (Internet-Based test), and a score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Qualifying language scores must be less than two years old.
Applicants must demonstrate:
- Academic achievement, documented with official academic transcripts, diplomas and/or graduation certificates and three letters of academic reference
- Professional accomplishment, where applicable, documented with letters of professional reference
- English language competency as required by MC Law.