The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
Excluding books, living expenses, and other personal expenses, the cost for the 24-credit hour program would be:
See LL.M. Expenses for a detailed budget including direct and indirect expenses.
All fees are subject to change by decision of the Board of Curators. For details, click here.
Most LL.M. students finance their education through a combination of savings, loans, and employment. A limited amount of departmental scholarship/fellowship money is available for students accepted for full-time study. For more details on funding options, see the LL.M Financial Aid Web page.
Visit the Graduate School web site for information about medical insurance programs. The University of Missouri has an Immunization Policy for all students. Details on the policy can be found at the Student Health Center web site or by calling (573) 882-9109.
Books can be purchased at the University Bookstore or through their web site. Some courses may not have books and/or may have photocopied materials that can be purchased at the Quick Copy Center in Ellis Library.
See the Residency requirements on the Law School web site or call (573) 882-3852 for rules governing state residency status.
Arrangement for the payment of all University tuition and fees must be made at the time of registration as a condition of admission to classes. Students who preregister must arrange payment by the announced deadline or the advance registration will be canceled and the student will be required to register again. Enrollment is not complete until arrangements have been made for payment of fees. The student may choose one of the following methods of payment:
Students must be enrolled before they can use any of the services on campus, such as using their student ID to buy books, checking books out of the library, or going to the Student Recreation Center. If a student has a tuition waiver from a scholarship or fellowship, the waiver reduces the amount of their bill, however they still have to make a payment on the balance that is left.
For information on the above methods of fee payment, write or call the Cashiers Office, 15 Jesse Hall, (573) 882-3097, or see the Cashiers Office web page.
Students may make payment by the following methods:
A late registration fee is charged if students do not complete registration by the last day of regular registration. The late fee is equal to one undergraduate credit hour. This fee is in addition to all other fees.
If a student leaves the University or drops a course, a formal request must be filed with the Graduate School. Full and partial refunds will be paid, with some exceptions, as published on the Cashiers Office web site. Deductions may be made from the refund for any money students owe the University.