Application Requirements

Master’s Degree Admission Requirements
Our application process is the same for both our online and on-campus programs.

Our new cohort begins each fall; however, students may apply to begin in either the spring, summer, or fall semester.  (Students who begin in the spring semester are generally limited to taking electives their first semester.)  Applicants for spring are encouraged to apply prior to October 1st for priority consideration.  Applicants for fall or summer are encouraged to apply prior to March 1st for priority consideration.

In order to be admitted into the Legal Studies Master’s Degree Program, students must have obtained their bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. No particular undergraduate major is required of applicants. Applicants are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; however, on occasion, if a student has significant professional experience or qualifying graduate work, an exception is made to the minimum cumulative GPA requirements.  Applicants to the Legal Studies Master’s Degree Program must exhibit the ability to write effectively in order to be considered for full admittance to the program.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebekah Grosboll at or (217) 206-8545.

To apply to the UIS Legal Studies Master’s Degree Program applicants must: