Admissions and Application
Admission and Application Requirements
Enrollment for the Master of Legal Studies in Cybersecurity Law & Policy is open to holders of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or similar foreign qualifications in the field of law. An applicant must have a first law degree (J.D., LL.B. or the equivalent) from a foreign or ABA accredited law school. Admission may also be granted to holders of a bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent, who have a desire to develop an understanding of legal and policy principles of cybersecurity. Admission to the Master of Legal Studies in Cybersecurity Law & Policy is competitive. In evaluating applications, the Graduate Program Committee takes into consideration the applicant’s grades, university studies, letter of recommendation, occupational interests, professional, personal accomplishments, and other factors. Students may apply for full time or part-time status.
Who Should Apply?
The program is designed for candidates interested in issues of law, policy and developing risk management skills expressly to create the next generation of cybersecurity’s legal professionals. This online program is designed to be completed in one year and is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, as well as traditional students, seeking a flexible opportunity to advance career goals. The program will offer a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity law, policy, and risk management and will address the legal ramifications of cyber-threats especially at the present moment of increased concerns with widespread cyber-attacks.
The program requires electronic applications via the Law School Admission Council. Please read carefully all instructions before submitting your application.
Fall Entrance Priority Deadline: July 1
Fall Entrance Final Deadline: August 1
Spring Entrance Deadline: December 1
Among the required information and documents you will submit through LSAC are:
- Non-Refundable $50 Application Fee (waived);
- Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report;
- Personal Statement – Not to exceed 3 pages and includes your reasons for wanting to study law at St. Thomas University;
- Letters of Recommendation – At least 2 are required and it is strongly recommended that at least one letter come from a post-secondary professor whose class you have taken;
- Detailed addendum if any question on the Character and Fitness section is answered “Yes”;
- Fulfillment of the English Language Proficiency Requirements.
Please note that it may take LSAC an additional two-four weeks to process your documents and send them to the College of Law. Nevertheless, your application will still be considered “on time,” as long as you submitted your supporting documents to LSAC by the November 15 deadline.
In addition to receiving notifications via the LSAC website, admitted applicants will receive an email and an official Letter of Acceptance, which will include information about the seat deposit. Once accepted into the program, see the Admitted Students section of this website.