Application for Admission, LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights

type of visa: please enter your current or expected visa, for example F1, B2, H4 etc.

Educational institutions attended:

If English is not your native language, your education language or your everyday business language, we recommend that you take the TOEFL offered by the Educational Testing Service so that we may correctly determine whether you will be able to participate effectively in the program. Your TOEFL score should be sent to St. Thomas University School of Law by inputting the Institution Code: 5076 and the Department Code:  03.

List any academic honors, fellowships, scholarships, or other awards you have received:
List any academic or work experience related to human rights.

Background Information (if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, please write a detailed explanation below.):

If any of your immediate relatives attended the Master of Laws in Intercultural Human Rights, please give their names, class year, and their relationships to you.
Optional Information

Application Procedures 

In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Laws Program in Intercultural Human Rights at St. Thomas University School of Law, the applicant must provide all necessary information and records as noted below. The Admissions Committee will only consider complete applications.

Check List of Required Documents:
  • A completed and signed application form
  • Personal Statement:  please prepare an essay of two pages in which you set forth your reasons for desiring to participate in the Master of Laws in Intercultural Human Rights program. Also, please describe your goals related to the field.  Reflect upon your experiences, activities, and the individuals who have influenced you.  The Admissions Committee will use your essay solely for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy for admission and will hold all statements in strict confidence.  
  • A current resume (curriculum vitae)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended as an undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants who attended foreign institutions must have the equivalent of U.S. Bachelor’s or J.D. degrees. This has to be proved either by original transcripts sent by the education institution directly to St. Thomas University School of Law LL.M. Program in Intercultural Human Rights, or otherwise by certified copies of foreign diplomas and transcripts. All foreign diplomas and transcripts should be translated in English and certified or notarized. 
  • All foreign credentials will have to be evaluated by a recognized foreign credentials agency in the United States. Contact us for details and names of such approved agencies.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from your professors, or otherwise from your present employer 
  • A non-refundable application fee of fifty ($50.00) payable in U.S. funds to St. Thomas University School of Law. Upon request, the application fee could be waived in certain circumstances. 
  • Interview in person or through a conference call.
  • International Applicants should consult the Admissions Committee for additional documentation that might be required in order to study in the U.S.

Application Deadlines
Admission to the Master of Laws in Intercultural Human Rights is on rolling basis. Prospective students may apply starting October through June. There are limited seats in the program. The Admissions Committee will make a decision on admission, placing in waitlist or rejection of the applicant within two weeks of receipt of complete application.

Certification and Signature: Read carefully and make sure you understand your obligations under this section.

I certify that the information I have provided on this application form and on any attached materials is complete and accurate. I understand that any omission or misrepresentation of facts therein may be cause for denial of admission, revocation of admission, dismissal after enrollment, revocation of the Master of Laws degree, or any other disciplinary sanctions necessary to protect the integrity of the program. I understand that I have a continuing responsibility to notify the St. Thomas University School of Law of any and all changes in the above information or of any further information that might affect my eligibility for consideration as a prospective student, including changes occurring during my enrollment in the St. Thomas University School of Law. I further declare that, if admitted, I agree to comply with all laws and regulations of the Master of Laws in Intercultural Human Rights and those of the School of Law. I understand that the credentials filed in support of this application become the property of St. Thomas University School of Law and will not be returned to me.
St. Thomas University School of Law is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The law school conforms to all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination and it does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or social condition in its programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs and activities.