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Application Requirements:

The following documents must be submitted to the MSU College of Law Office of Graduate and International Programs before your application for admission will be reviewed:

  • Online application form (including signed signature page).
  • Transcripts from all degree-granting universities you have attended.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Personal statement explaining why you wish to join the program, what benefits you would contribute to the program as a student and how you believe the program will assist you in reaching your personal and professional goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of current license to practice law, if applicable.
  • English proficiency test score (TOEFL or IELTS) if your previous university degree was earned in a non-English speaking country (you may apply for a waiver).
  • $100 application fee.

Application Deadlines:

The Global Food Law Program accepts application on a rolling basis. Students may begin the program at any time of the year, spring, summer or fall.

Applications are evaluated after all required documents are received. You will receive an admissions decision within a month. Applications received after the posted deadline may still be considered if space in the next semester remains available.

SemesterApplication DeadlineStart Date
Fall Semester June 1 Late August
Spring Semester November 1 Early January
Summer Semester April 1 Early May

Applicants who missed the Global Food Law Program application deadline may be able to begin the program as a Guest student. The College of Law Guest Student Application can be found HEREQuestions should be directed to

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Degree Completion Timeline:

Designed with working professionals in mind, the online format allows students to complete their degree within 9 semesters taking one course each semester.   The 5 year maximum time frame accommodates life’s other requirements and still allows students to earn their master’s degree in Global Food Law.

Submitting Application Materials:

Application materials should be submitted to:

Office of Graduate and International Programs
Admissions Coordinator
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 364
East Lansing, MI 48824

Transcripts, sent directly from the issuing institution, can be emailed to:
attn: Lisa Willson

Letters of Recommendation do not require any special form however it is imperative the letters are signed by your letter writers.

Signed letters of recommendation can be uploaded in the application portal, mailed or emailed to us directly at:

Office of Graduate and International Programs
Admissions Coordinator
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 364
East Lansing, MI 48824