Earn your MSL or certificate online from Pitt Law School.
Earn your MSL or certificate online from Pitt Law School.

Pitt Law Admissions

Admissions Deadlines

To pursue an Online MSL from Pitt Law, prospective students have the opportunity to start in the spring or fall terms. Get started on a new career path or further your opportunities in your current field by applying by the priority or final deadline below.

TermPriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineStart Date
Fall 2024August 2, 2024August 12, 2024August 19, 2024
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Are you considering a master’s degree in law or a graduate certificate to take your career to the next level? Pitt Law’s Master of Studies in Law online program is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their careers with a versatile alternative to the traditional three-year JD degree. The certificate programs are ideal for those who are not currently looking to pursue a master’s degree.

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The Pitt Law Admissions team recommends you take advantage of our priority deadline, as you will be one of the first applicants we consider for the upcoming cohort. Applying by the priority deadline also allows plenty of time for you to submit any additional documents that are required in addition to the application itself. You’ll also have your decision sooner, which can aid in your submission for scholarships, financial aid and other loans.

Some scholarships and other sources of financial aid require you to identify where you will be attending school in order to apply; the sooner you know you are bound for Pitt Law, the sooner you’ll be able to complete these applications.

Download the MSL and Certificate Application Checklist

Our application checklist is a one-page comprehensive look at the application process, designed by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Admissions team to help you stay on track to complete your Online MSL or Pitt Law Graduate Certificate application.

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Explore the application requirements for the Online MSL and specializations, as well as the certificate programs, at Pitt Law.
Review your tuition and financial aid opportunities.
Each of our specializations has unique features. Take a look.

Fall 2024 Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
August 2
Fall 2024
Final Deadline
August 12
Fall 2024
Start Date
August 19
Fall 2024