The MSL degree is designed to provide an introduction to the legal system and a basic understanding of particular areas of law. The degree is intended primarily to educate students and professionals in other fields who do not wish to practice law but who need to recognize and respond effectively to legal issues arising in their work.

Students in the College of Law's MSL Program apply to and receive their degree from the College of Law.

Admission Requirements

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester— May 15
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—not offered


Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information

College of Law Admissions Office
The University of Iowa
280 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396