Application Process


The LSAT and GRE are not required. The TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not your primary language. The minimum TOEFL score requirement is 570 on the paper-based exam, and 230 on the computer-based. Generally, an IELTS minimum band score of 6.5 is necessary for admission, with no score below 6.0.

Learn more on the IELTS website.

Transcripts & Recommendations

For schools that do not provide official transcripts, you should do one of the following:

  • Submit a photocopy to the academic officer of the university that granted your degree with a request that the academic officer affix a new stamp or seal on the photocopy to certify that copy complies with the records on file at the University. You should also ask the university academic officer to place the newly certified copy in a sealed envelope. You must then arrange to send that certified copy to Temple without opening the envelope. An acceptable ‘official transcript’ is one that has not been handled by the student after it was sealed or stamped by the university academic officer.
  • Submit a Student Reported Record of Study (from Germany). Students submitting this record must have a notary or university official certify that the student-prepared record accurately reflects the coursework the student has completed. State Examination scores should be submitted in addition to the Record of Study documentation.
  • Alternatively, you can register with one of the credential assembly services, such as LSAC’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service, or World Education Services. These services verify non-U.S. or Canadian academic credentials that are needed in addition to a completed admissions application form.

Other Questions

For answers to questions regarding our international LL.M. programs, visas and student housing for international students, please email or see our Frequently Asked Questions About International LL.M. Programs.