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MLS Tuition

Students who pursue the Master of Legal Studies degree on a part-time basis will be charged tuition on a per-credit-hour basis, in accordance with the number of enrolled credit hours.

MLS tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $2,145 per credit hour. Full cost of attendance information is available on the Office of Financial Aid website.


Emory Law has a limited number of scholarships available to highly qualified students. All applicants are considered for scholarship funding; there is no separate application process for scholarships. Students will be notified about any scholarship offer as part of their letter of acceptance. Please note, students will receive the highest scholarship they qualify for, but they will not receive more than one of the scholarships they qualify for (i.e. scholarship stacking is prohibited). 

Emory Healthcare Employees, Emory University Employees, and Emory University Alumni

We offer a 15% Founder's Scholarship to all Emory Healthcare and Emory University employees as well as Emory University alumni, their spouses, domestic partners, and dependents beginning the Master of Legal Studies program in the current academic year. 

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

We offer eligible Health and Human Services (HHS) employees and contractors, and their immediate families (spouses, domestic partners, siblings, and children) an application fee waiver as well as a 15% tuition discount for part-time students, and a 25% tuition discount for full-time students in the MLS program. For more information, visit the Master of Legal Studies admission page (under Partnerships).

Founder's Scholarship

We offer a 15% scholarship to members of the following associations, who are beginning the Master of Legal Studies program in the current academic year.

  • Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators (AALA)
  • Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA)
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • Society for Human Resource Professionals (SHRM)

All enrolled students at Emory University, including those enrolled in the school of law’s online degree programs, are subject to the university’s tuition refund policy. That includes the policy’s schedule of reduced refund levels, with the passage of additional days following the start of the relevant semester (i.e., spring, summer, or fall). Even as to classes that start in the middle of the term, thus, any withdrawal must occur at the start of relevant term, if any refund is to be received.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Emory Law is proud to participate in the program and offers a Yellow Ribbon award of $3,500 per academic year. If you are interested in participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at to learn more. Veterans and their families are very important to the Emory community. 

Please see the Veterans Administration website for additional information on eligibility. Emory Law Yellow Ribbon will be matched by the Veterans Administration based upon the most recent guidelines as found on the Department of Veterans Affairs website. All Yellow Ribbon awards are based on Post 9/11 Veterans eligibility requirements established by the Veterans Administration and are not need-based. For more details go to the Registrar's Website.

The application for the Yellow Ribbon Program consists of the following two documents:

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  2. Veteran's Data Enrollment Sheet

Applications will be accepted via the following:

  1. Email sent to Brett E. Kennedy, Assistant Director of Admission
  2. Regular mail sent to the attention of Master of Legal Studies Admissions at Emory Law, Office of Admission and Financial Aid, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
  3. Hand delivery to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, Suite 150 at 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

Eligibility is to be determined by the Office of the Registrar at Emory University, VA Benefits Department.

Information effective April 10, 2024.

For the most accurate information regarding tuition and fees, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website. Information received from a third-party may not be verified. To receive an actual merit-based scholarship award at Emory Law, you must apply and be accepted for admission.