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MLS Applicants


All MLS applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or the foreign equivalent from a university authorized to confer such a degree by the country in which it is located. 

  • Fall Semester (begins in August):  July 1
  • Spring Semester (begins in January):  November 1

Prospective students should submit the following application materials in order to be considered for admission.

  • Completed application: An application is required for all applicants. 
  • Application fee: A $40 nonrefundable application processing fee is required. If mailing in your application, you may submit a check payable to Office of Law Admission at DePaul University.
  • Personal statement: A personal statement is required and must accompany your application for admission. It should not exceed two pages, and may provide the Admission Committee with information regarding such matters as intellectual interests and pursuits; personal, family or educational background; experiences and talents of special interest; reasons for applying to the MLS program as they may relate to personal goals and professional aspirations; or any other factors that will assist the committee's evaluation of your candidacy for admission.
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts for all degrees received are required.
  • Resume: A current resume is optional, should not exceed two pages.
  • Letters of recommendation, while optional, are highly recommended. Letters may be written by employers or colleagues who are in positions to make critical and informed appraisals of qualifications.

Applications should be sent to Alternatively, applications can be mailed to Office of Law Admissions, DePaul University College of Law, 25 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604-2287.

Prospective students interested in the online MLS program can request information and find more about the online admission requirements.