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Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college. A minimum GPA of 3.0 from the applicant’s undergraduate work is expected, though the admissions committee also gives consideration to applicants’ postgraduate experiences and recent accomplishments.
To apply, you will need to complete the application, submit the application fee, a current resume, personal statement, writing samples and official transcripts, and provide two letters of recommendation.
Winter 2018 Admissions Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017
The initial processing begins once we have received the complete set of application materials and the application fee. Please be sure your application is complete by the appropriate deadline. You will receive a status message via email.
Interviews as appropriate may be scheduled after the initial screening of applications.
The MLS admissions committee normally meets three times a year to make admissions decisions. Decisions are usually made in July for fall admissions, November for winter admissions and March for spring admissions. Candidates will be notified of their status as soon as possible after those dates.
If you are offered admission, the letter of admission will include an acceptance form. The process of admission is not complete until you have returned the acceptance form to the MLS office. The deadline for returning the form, usually within 15 days from the date of the acceptance letter, will be noted in the admission letter. Satisfactory progress is required to remain in the program. Payment of tuition is not a guarantee of a degree.
Students under 22 years of age before their first day of classes must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. Please see more information on the meningitis policy (pdf).