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SCU Admissions Requirements for the Online MLS

The time is now to embark on a cutting-edge and well-networked learning experience that could transform your work in compliance. The Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Corporate Compliance from Santa Clara University School of Law blends theory with practice inside an immersive digital classroom, where you and your cohort peers will navigate skills-based exercises that foster collaboration and elevate your understanding of compliance, risk, and liability.

In this 12 month program, you'll have the opportunity to benefit from Santa Clara Law's deeply integrated Silicon Valley network of compliance leaders and business pioneers, and apply what you learn today in the office tomorrow. Ready to apply? Review our step-by-step How to Apply guide for detailed information on submissing your application.

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Upcoming SCU Admissions Application Deadlines and Start Dates

Term Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline Start Date
Spring 2019 February 15 March 15 April 1
Fall 2019 July 19 September 6 September 23
Online Admissions State Authorization

State Authorization

Santa Clara University is not authorized to offer online programs to residents of all states. We therefore may accept applications and enroll students into online programs only from states where we have obtained the required authorization or are exempt from such authorization requirements. For additional information, please consult the Online Education Information for Students page.

SCU Admissions Requirements

SCU Admissions Requirements

Students who have completed a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university are eligible to apply to the Online MLS in Corporate Compliance program. At the time of application, please be prepared to submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three guided short essays (4-5 paragraphs is the recommended length)
  • GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to the institution from test center (waivers available for qualified applicants)
  • Official transcripts*
  • TOEFL scores must be submitted directly to Santa Clara Law from an official testing center for all applicants whose first language is not English
  • $75 non refundable application fee**

*Unofficial transcripts can be submitted with the initial application but official transcripts must be provided upon acceptance into the program.

**This fee will be waived for all applicants for the fall 2019 term!

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GMAT/GRE Waiver Requirements for SCU Admissions

GMAT/GRE Waiver Requirements

To qualify for a GMAT or GRE waiver, applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Two or more years of full-time, postbaccalaureate professional work experience, OR
  • A master's degree, doctorate, or professional degree (J.D., M.D.) from an accredited institution, OR
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

In addition to satisfying one or more of the above requirements, applicants with a foreign degree are also required to submit an evaluation from World Education Services. The GMAT/GRE waiver application is part of the program application. A representative from SCU will notify you directly regarding a decision.

Much like contemporary compliance initiatives, completing an application to graduate school is a multi-step process that requires time, patience, and consistent attention to detail. With this in mind, Santa Clara Law offers multiple deadlines during each application cycle that allow you more time to fully prepare documentation, submit recommendation requests, complete financial aid processing, and more.

If you have questions about what is required for the application process, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 877-405-8201 or see our Admissions FAQ.

Important Santa Clara Law Admissions Dates


Application Deadline

September 6
Fall 2019 Term


Next Start

September 23
Fall 2019 Term