Key information on how to prepare and apply for a health law program at Georgetown Law.


Georgetown Law’s LL.M. programs are open to both foreign and U.S.-educated lawyers. U.S.-educated candidates must have received a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Students educated outside the United States must have already completed the university portion of their legal education and received the degree required for admission to the practice of law in their country. Admission to the bar is not required.

For more information on degree eligibility, visit Georgetown Law’s information page here

For guidance on the required degree from specific countries, please visit the LSAC website. Have more questions about eligibility? Please email the admissions team at For more information about the application process and required documents, visit Georgetown Law’s application information page.

What makes a strong health law candidate?

One of the strengths of the health law programs is that our students bring a wealth of different perspectives, experiences, expertise, and professional goals. Most of our students have at least two years of professional experience, with an average of about seven years. Others have decades of experience. We also consider applications from recent law school graduates with strong grades and demonstrated interest in health law through coursework, internships, volunteer work, or other means. No matter your background, successful applications clearly articulate how the specific degree program will help you achieve your professional goals.

If you would like to discuss whether our programs are a good fit for you, please email

Application Requirements

Georgetown Law’s Office of Graduate Admissions administers the application process for both LL.M. and certificate programs. You can find more information on the resource page here. If you have any questions about the application process or understanding what materials are required to apply, please do not hesitate to reach out to the admissions team via email at or by phone at 202-662-9010.

Required Materials

Each applicant must submit the materials outlined below. The Office of Graduate Student Admissions explains each of these items in detail here

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript
  • Registrar’s certification form
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score (or waiver request)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Conduct explanation (if applicable)
  • Optional statement. 

For more information about Georgetown Law’s LL.M. programs, visit the frequently asked questions page

Key Dates and Deadlines

For a current list of relevant application dates and deadlines, visit the Georgetown Law page here