University of Pittsburgh

Online LL.M. Degree Program Admissions


Applicants are admitted to the LL.M program based on their ability to thrive in a demanding, competitive academic atmosphere, as evidenced by their academic record and professional accomplishments. The program accepts applications from lawyers with a law degree from a non-U.S. law school that can demonstrate a proficiency in English, as measured by minimum scores of 100 IBT 250 CBT and 600 PBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We will continue to accept applications until the class has been filled. While we suggest that you submit your application by March 31 of the year in which you would like to begin your studies in order to receive full consideration, we will work with you to make your goals possible on your schedule.


The programmed is billed on a per credit basis. Each student will be expected to complete 24 credits over two years. The estimated total cost of tuition for four semesters of part-time study is approximately $35,000. Exact per credit tuition rates can be found at the University’s tuition page which is linked from the CILE website, and participation in the residential two-week option is additional. 


Applications can be downloaded here or may be submitted online through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). 

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