Application Requirements

Your online application will be reviewed comprehensively by our dedicated admissions team and should include the following:

Personal Statement

Your 500-word personal statement should describe your reasons for pursuing a master’s in compliance, your five-year career plan, and the contributions you hope to make to the profession upon completion of the program.

Letters of Recommendation

You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. Each letter should be from someone who knows you well and can provide a candid, personalized evaluation of your potential success in the graduate program.

Resume

Your current resume or curriculum vitae should include your complete university-level educational experience, your complete employment history, and any additional academic or professional activities. Please also include any publications and presentations.

Applicants with a minimum of two years of compliance-related work experience are preferred.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required for all degree-bearing courses taken (as part of a complete or incomplete degree). If a course is mentioned on your resume, it must be present in your official transcripts.

Many schools issue transcripts electronically. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, have your transcript(s) sent to appsvcs@onlinelaw.fordham.edu. To mail transcripts, request that your sealed, official transcripts be sent directly to:

Application Processing Services
Fordham MSL Online
Suite 501
7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706

Students who have completed a degree outside of the United States are required to submit official transcripts, translated to English, or a third-party evaluation of their academic credentials. Academic credential evaluations are accepted from any NACES recommended service provider. Exceptions are made for institutions in Canada, Australia, Ireland, and the U.K.

TOEFL Scores (International Applicants)

You are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IETLS) exam unless you hold a degree from a college or university in the United States, any Caribbean island where English is the sole official language, Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, or the United Kingdom. We look for a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT or 7 on the IELTS exam. Fordham MSL Online's TOEFL code is C462.

Application Fee

The nonrefundable application fee for the MSL in Corporate Compliance degree is $70.

To be considered for the program, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Please note that GRE, GMAT, and LSAT scores are not required to apply.

If you have earned a JD, LLB, or any other law degree, you are not eligible for the online MSL program. You should instead explore Fordham Law’s on-campus LLM in Compliance.

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