UMKC Catalog


Foreign Student Eligibility for the LL.M. Program

The School of Law offers a graduate program for foreign law students leading to the master of laws (LL.M.) degree. Admission generally is limited to applicants who have a College degree in law from a recognized school. There is no minimum GPA required for admission, but applicants’ academic ability will be considered, and applicants must have demonstrated English proficiency, which will be evaluated by an interview and through test scores.  The LSAT is not required, but students should take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Successful applicants typically have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper exam, or 80 on the Internet version, or a minimum IELTS score of 5.5) . The required interview, however, is an important component of evaluation, and not all students with scores in the low range will be admitted. In some cases, the law school may require additional English study at UMKC prior to the start of the LL.M. program as a condition of admission.