Juris Master Fall 2021 Application Portal
There is no application fee required with the Juris Master application.
Florida State University encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status in accordance with all pertinent federal, state, and local laws on non-discrimination and equal opportunity.
Application Windows and Deadlines
Fall 2021 Term
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
Deadline: July 25, 2021
Spring 2022 Term
Opens: August 1, 2021
Deadline: November 5, 2021
The College of Law Juris Master program seeks to admit and enroll students who, together, bring to the law school a diverse set of backgrounds, interests, personal and professional experiences, and perspectives, and who also have a record of academic success. There is no minimum GPA, GRE, or years of professional experience required to be considered for admission to the Juris Master program.
To be considered for admission into the Florida State University College of Law J.M. program, candidates must have received at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or hold the international equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree prior to the commencement of classes. Individuals who already hold a first degree in law should consider the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program.
FSU is waiving the GRE as a requirement for admission to certain master’s and specialist degree programs for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied to all J.M. applications for those terms.
- Register for an FSU EMPLID. You will receive a confirmation after registering that provides you with your nine-digit FSU EMPLID. Write down the FSU EMPLID as it is required for the application. Current/previous Florida State University students that already have an FSU EMPLID do not need to create a new one.
- Complete a Juris Master application. Create an account and complete a Juris Master application through this portal.
- Academic Transcripts
- A copy of unofficial transcripts from your Bachelor's Degree
- A copy of unofficial transcripts from the first bachelor's degree conferred should be uploaded within the application for review purposes only. Unofficial transcripts must contain GPA information and degree conferral date (except for applicants who are in their last semester of their bachelor's degree).
- Personal statement. In 500 words or less describe your short and long-term educational and career goals and how the J.M. program can help you achieve those goals.
- Professional resume or CV.
- The GRE waiver will be automatically applied to all Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 applicants.
- Residency Affidavit. Please download and complete the Florida Resident Affidavit if you are a resident of Florida or the Non-Florida Resident Affidavit if you are a non-Florida resident.
- Florida residents: Two residency support documents must be submitted with the Florida Resident Affidavit. A list of eligible documents can be found here.
- Educational Institution Discipline or Violations of Law. You must include in the application a written explanation that includes a description as well as the final disposition of the incident(s
How to send transcripts:
- Official transcripts from each college and/or university attended must be submitted to the Juris Master Program before the start of the term.
- Transcripts are only considered official when they are sent directly from the college or university to the Juris Master Program and contain an official seal and/or signature. Transcripts bearing the statement "Issued to Student," notarized transcripts, or transcripts submitted by the applicant are not considered official.
- At the request of the applicant, the Juris Master Program can obtain Florida State University and other official transcripts already on file as part of the student's permanent record.
- If your official transcript reflects a different name than the name listed on your application, please inform the Juris Master Program so they can locate your official transcript and add it to your application.
- Please note: transfer credit posted on the record of another institution is not accepted in lieu of submitting the official transcript from the original institution.
Official transcripts can be sent to the Juris Master Program via electronic submission or by mail. Electronic submission is the fastest and preferred option.
- Transcripts should be sent electronically to email@example.com directly from each college and or university attended.
- Transcripts can also be sent electronically to the Office of Admissions at Florida State University by selecting Florida State University as the recipient. Please inform the Juris Master Program if official transcripts were sent electronically by selecting our school or school code so that they can be downloaded from the main admissions office.
- If your institution does not allow electronic submission, transcripts can be mailed to:
- Florida State University College of Law
Attention: Juris Master Admissions
425 West Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
Please note: Mailed transcripts can take up to one month to reach the Juris Master Program.
Optional Items (Upload under 'Additional Documents')
- Academic Addendum. You may include an academic addendum explaining any circumstances that you believe may have negatively affected your undergraduate GPA or performance.
- Diversity Statement.
- Letters of Recommendation. If you would like to provide letters of recommendation, please upload them with your application or have your recommenders send them to our Juris Master email at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Program Director, Laura Sellati, at email@example.com.
- Unofficial Transcripts of a Master's Degree or higher.
State of Florida Employees
The College of Law offers a one-time, non-renewable scholarship for a maximum of 6 credits to full-time, salaried employees of a State of Florida Agency, and full-time, salaried employees of Florida State University or a Florida public institution of higher education.
To receive the one-time, 6-credit tuition scholarship, applicants must submit a completed Employment Verification Form with the Juris Master application under 'Upload Additional Materials.”
International students and others who have completed undergraduate education outside of the United States must submit an official or certified copy of all transcript(s), diploma(s), and/or degree certificate(s) from each college or university attended. An official evaluation is required for all academic records from non-U.S. institutions. We recommend the evaluation be done by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
Minimum scores of 100 on the Internet-based, 250 on the computer-based, and 600 on the paper-based TOEFL test are required. Information on the TOEFL can be obtained by writing to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, or by visiting their website at www.toefl.com.
A minimum score of 7.5 on the IELTS test is required. Information on the IELTS can be obtained by visiting their website at www.ielts.org.
Students may transfer up to six credit hours from another master’s in law program—e.g., Juris Master, Master of Science in Laws (MSL), Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degrees, or a J.D. program. Transfer credits will be evaluated by the associate dean for Juris Master Programs. A grade of “B” or better must have been earned in any courses reviewed for transfer credit.
It is an applicant's duty to ensure that materials submitted for the application packet are complete, accurate, display the candidate's full potential as a prospective admitted student, and are submitted by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
For admission questions, please visit our FAQ pages or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.