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Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution (LLM)

Admission criteria

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 in JD program; 3.0 for graduate or advanced degree programs
  • JD or its foreign equivalent; in exceptional cases, applicants may be admitted without a law degree if they have substantial experience with dispute resolution.
  • Significant legal experience preferred

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 100 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 600 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 7 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Dispute Resolution Program

Please visit for furhter application instructions.

Admission contact information:

Karen Neylon
206 Hulston Hall
Columbia, MO 65211