LL.M. & M.S.L. Student Budget

Summer 2018 - Spring 2019

Because the University of Dayton is a private institution, tuition costs are the same for all students regardless of their current residency. The University of Dayton School of Law charges tuition per credit hour rather than per academic year. The cost per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year is $1,178.

   LL.M. Candidates
with UDSL J.D.
(with full transfer credit)†
LL.M. Candidates
with U.S. J.D.
(does not reflect
transfer credits)†
International LL.M.
(does not reflect transfer credits)†
& M.S.L. Candidates
Tuition Costs
Based On:
12 credit hours 24 credit hours 30 credit hours
Tuition $14,136 $28,272 $35,340
Health, Counseling and Other Charges $104 $208 $208
Books and Supplies
(costs will vary)
$750 $1,500 $1,500
Estimated Living and
Personal Expenses
$8,000 $16,000 $16,000
Total $22,990 $45,980 $53,048


All LL.M. candidates possessing a U.S. law degree from an ABA-accredited law school must complete 24 credit hours of coursework. International LL.M. candidates and candidates who earned their first degree in law from a non-ABA-approved law school (and hold a U.S. bar license) must complete 30 credit hours of coursework. Transfer credit for up to nine (9) credit hours may be possible for LL.M. candidates who have completed certain core or elective LL.M. courses while obtaining a first degree in law from an ABA-approved law school. LL.M. students who have graduated from Dayton Law may apply for and receive transfer credit for up to twelve (12) credit hours toward the LL.M. degree. For students pursuing the LL.M. degree on-campus (only) transfer credit for up to nine (9) credit hours may also be possible for LL.M. candidates who have completed certain core or elective LL.M. courses while obtaining a first degree in law from certain foreign universities.

Applicants interested in applying for transfer credit should read the full policy on transfer credits.

The amounts in this column assume that the LL.M. will be completed in one semester.

Learn More

Information on financial aid available to LL.M. and M.S.L. students »

Information for international students about documents needed to show proof of financial support »

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772

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