UMKC Catalog


Foreign Student LL.M. Admissions Process

A Foreign LL.M. admission packet consists of the following:


·          The Foreign LLM application form;

·          The application fee;

·          An autobiographical essay or personal statement

·          Official academic credentials for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate study (transcripts and, if applicable, degree certificates), including literal English translations of academic credentials if the official credentials are not in English;

·          An official TOEFL or IELTS score report;

·          An original or certified copy of a financial statement proving financial ability, including a notarized letter of support explaining the relationship to the applicant and pledging financial support if funding is from a family member or sponsor (non-English documents must be accompanied by an English translation)

·          One signed letter of recommendation;

·          A copy of the biographical information/photo page from your passport (this can be supplied later if you do not have a passport)


There is no formal application deadline, but applications should be submitted by April 1 for optimal consideration. Applications are reviewed once the file is complete, and admission is available so long as there are seats available in the incoming class.


In addition to the admissions packet, applicants must have an interview with the Director of the program, the Associate Dean for International Programs, or a designee of one of them. Interviews in person are preferred, but can also be conducted by telephone. Information on arranging the interview is available on the website of the program: