LL.M. Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition for the 2020–2021 Academic Year

LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice or U.S. Legal Studies 

$2,636 per credit 
$63,264 for 24 credits* 

LL.M. in Bankruptcy

$2,109 per credit 
$51,616 for 24 credits* 

*This degree requires completion of 24-credits at minimum; many students choose to complete between 24-30 credits. 

All applicants are considered for partial, merit-based scholarships. No separate application is needed. Scholarship criteria include academic performance, experience in practice (where applicable), and published and unpublished written work. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant having achieved an outstanding academic record in law school, on the applicant's employment history, and the unique experiences the student will contribute to the law school community.  If admitted, applicants will be notified of their scholarship award, if any, at the time of admission. 

Applicants from international partners with whom St. John’s has a formal partnership agreement will be eligible for scholarships according to the agreement between the two institutions.

An LL.M. degree is significant financial investment. Prospective students should consider both the costs and the possible benefits. While St. John’s considers all applicants for partial, merit-based scholarships, applicants should expect to take responsibility for financing their degree.  

  • External funding: Students should explore all financing options available, including grants or scholarships offered by organizations in the student’s home country or country of residence, or organizations related to their area of interest. 
  • Payment plans: The university Office of Student Financial Services offers payment plans, which allow students to pay tuition in several installments throughout a semester. 
  • Federal financial aid and loans: U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for federal financial aid. The Office of Student Financial Services works with students on these matters. 
  • Working on campus: Opportunities to work on campus are limited. Students should not expect to be able to support themselves financially by working on campus. Additionally, nearly all on campus employment opportunities are limited to students who are a U.S. citizens or permanent resident.