Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted to Mercer University School of Law to be considered for admission:

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé (which should include, where applicable: education, work experience, scholastic honors, and publications).
  • Typed statement of no more than three pages explaining why the study of law is important to your professional growth and development.
  • One confidential letter of reference from persons having knowledge of your academic ability and/or professional promise, mailed or emailed directly by the writers.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS report (if English is not your primary language).  Submit test results to Mercer Law School, MCJ Program, Admission’s Office.
  • Official university transcript(s) translated to English.
  • A Declaration of Finances, in U.S. dollars equivalents, verifying adequate financial resources to cover the cost of attending Mercer University School of Law for the MCJ program.


Note: All Masters of Comparative Jurisprudence materials must be submitted by February 15 to or by mail to:

Mercer University School of Law
Admission’s Office - MCJ Program
1021 Georgia Avenue
Macon, GA  31207


Passport and Visa Requirements

  • A valid government-issued passport and a U.S.-issued F-1 Student Visa are required for any student enrolling at Mercer University School of Law who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • An I-20 Form is required to obtain the F-1 Visa.  The I-20 Form is issued to an accepted international applicant after the applicant has submitted the enrollment deposit.  The University has been authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students and to issue I-20 Forms.
  • Because this process can be lengthy and requires specific paperwork, international applicants are encouraged to begin the process early.


Mercer University International Program Contacts

  • For assistance with Application Requirements Passport and Visa Requirements, contact Nicole Baker in the office of International Programs.
  • For general admissions and program questions, contact Dr. David Ritchie, MCJ program director at Mercer University School of Law.


Important Dates

  • Completion of application requirements, February 15.
  • Admission decision, March 1.
  • Completion of passport and visa requirements, April 1.
  • Program start date, June 6..