The application process for online degrees is identical to the application process for on-campus degrees, though there may be slight differences in application requirements. To apply for an online degree program, see How to Apply for Master's Programs or How to Apply for LLM Programs. Relevant differences in application requirements will be noted on those pages.
If you have any questions about the following, please contact the admissions team via the information at the bottom of this page.
Most students pursue the online Master's and LLM 30-credit programs on a part-time basis and have up to five years to obtain their degree.
Vermont Law School offers tuition scholarships to exceptional Master's and LLM candidates each year. In addition to possessing strong academic records, scholarship recipients must demonstrate a commitment to environmental law and policy and public service. There is no separate application process for scholarships; all admitted candidates will be given full consideration. See Tuition & Financial Aid for all scholarship opportunities for Master's and LLM candidates.
If you are interested in pursuing a joint degree, see How to Apply to Joint Degree Programs for more information. Please note that admission to a Master's or LLM program does not ensure admission to a joint degree program.
If you are interested in pursuing a dual degree, see How to Apply to a Dual Degree Program. Please note that admission to a Master's or LLM program does not ensure admission to a dual degree program.
Credits received at other institutions transfer at the discretion of the VLS Registrar.
Applicants will be evaluated based on their overall ability to do graduate work. Factors that will be considered in the application review include:
Neither the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) nor the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required for applicants to the Master's programs. However students who have taken the exam may submit their scores to support their application. Scores should be sent directly to the school (GRE & LSAT Code: 3946) for consideration.
To apply for our Online Master's or LLM Programs, please use the VLS Web Application.
Vermont Law School has an application fee of $60.00 (USD)
It is preferred that one letter of recommendation be academic in nature. If an applicant has been out of school for a number of years, two professional letters will be accepted.
Recommenders should email their recommendations to email@example.com or send directly to the admissions office. Letters received directly from applicants will not be accepted.
If you are currently enrolled at an institution which has an established International Dual Degree partnership with VLS, please work through your home-institution's processes in order to apply for an opportunity to learn at VLS. For individuals outside of the United States who are not currently enrolled at another institution, or who are enrolled at an institution that VLS does not have a formal partnership with, please note the following additional application requirements:
INTERNATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATION REQUIREMENT
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Vermont Law School reviews applications on a rolling basis. The Admission Committee reviews all complete applications and applicants are notified promptly of the admission decision. Vermont Law School does not share information or provide any feedback regarding admission decisions.
An applicant offered admission must make a total non-refundable tuition deposit of $750 by the deposit deadlines indicated in the offer of admission in order to secure a place in the incoming class. The deposit will be applied in full toward the student's tuition upon enrollment.
Please contact the Admissions Office if you have questions about admissions or programs.
Toll free: 888-277-5985
Please submit all physical application materials to:
Vermont Law School Office of Admissions
164 Chelsea Street, PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068