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Master of Laws (LLM) Online

The online Master of Laws (LLM) program helps working lawyers master the complexities of the US law environment and global practice of law in a flexible learning format.

Entry Requirements

For UK and International students please see the Northeastern website here

The application process varies based on the program or college international students choose to apply to. Steps listed on our Application Checklist generally apply to every graduate applicant, but there are additional requirements for non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents.

Most programs require international students show proof of English proficiency, which can be met by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam scores. Preferred minimum scores vary by college. Students may be exempt from the requirement if they submit documentation proving they received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a college or university in which English was the only language of instruction.

International students will also need to complete an I-20 request form, as well as submit a copy of their passport or permanent residency card, after being admitted into their desired program.

For international students applying to a business, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, or science program, whose TOEFL or IELTS scores do not meet the minimum requirement, Northeastern encourages they apply to the university’s Global Pathways program. The program can help students boost their English language skills and academic knowledge before enrolling in their program of choice.