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MSLB Admission

Why should you apply to ASU Law Sports Law and Business program?

The Allan “Bud” Selig Sports Law and Business program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University offers a unique program that blends sports, law, and business. This program prepares students for a career in the sports industry and teaches students how to thrive in areas such as sports operations, marketing/branding, compliance/legal, sales, community relations, communications, business development, sponsorships, student athlete/player development, and more. Live in Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city, and learn from world-class faculty, including MLB Commissioner Emeritus Allan “Bud” Selig. 

For a full overview of the program, visit the Allan "Bud" Selig Master of Sports Law and Business (MSLB) homepage.


Applications deadline

The fall 2024 MSLB application will be available on December 1, 2023.

Fall 2024 application due: June 14, 2024

Applications will continue to be accepted over the Winter break but will not be evaluated until Jan. 9, when school is back in session.

Attention: The MSLB application is not a FastApp. If you completed the FastApp, your application will not be reviewed. Please complete the full application to be considered for the MSLB program.

Admission components

Applicants must fulfill and complete all requirements in order for their application to be reviewed. Applicants that submit an incomplete application or do not provide all of the required documents will not be reviewed by the admissions committee.

There is no application fee for MSLB applicants.
We do not require any standardized test score for admission.

Applicants must submit the following for their application to be complete:

MSLB students sitting at a classroom table during the ASU Law Sports Law and Business orientation

Your resume should include details about your educational background, work history, military service, leadership roles, honor societies, scholarships, extracurricular activities, public/community service, honors and awards, publications, foreign language proficiencies, and any other significant achievements and involvements. In work history, include significant previous sports experience completed during and post-college (including organization name, dates of employment, and hours worked). Your resume should be no more than two (2) typed pages and in a font size no smaller than 11 point. 

The personal statement should give the committee a better picture of who you are beyond your academic achievements and resume. It should be compelling, show off your writing skills, and include some discussion of why you want to be a part of the Sports Law and Business program. It is also an opportunity to highlight specific reasons for your interest in ASU Law and your interest in sports. Your personal statement should be at least two (2) double-spaced, typed pages and in a font size no smaller than 11 point.

ASU Law accepts up to two (2) contact references to access your ability to participate in the MSLB program. Students typically include undergraduate professors, advisors, or other professional references. Please include the person’s name, title and email. These are not letters of recommendation, simply listed references. 

In addition to the online application and written required documents, all potential applicants for the Masters of Sports Law and Business Degree (MSLB) will be required to upload a video submission or elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that sparks interest in an organization, project, idea, or in this case, a potential applicant. Please see the video submission guidelines at the bottom of this page.

You must have a separate transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution you attended. You will upload a PDF of your unofficial transcript(s) in the application. 

If your degree was conferred from a foreign institution please submit the following:

  • TOEFL Score
  • Transcript Evaluation through American Credential Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
  • Please refer to the special instructions for Foreign Educated Applicants.

 

Review process

The application process will operate on Rolling Admissions, which means we evaluate applications as we receive them. In other words, if you apply on December 1, 2023, all spots in our cohort will be open. If you apply on June 13, 2024, even though the application is still open, all spots may be full.

Application pauses for hearing back from SLB Admissions are from December 16, 2023, to January 7, 2024, for Winter Break, and April 8-21, 2023, from Spring events. The SLB Admissions team has multiple waitlist review periods. 

The SLB admissions team aims to review an application within 20 business days of receiving all materials. At that point, you will receive one of three decisions: (1) an offer to interview, (2) a waitlist offer, and (3) a denial of admission.

If you receive an offer to interview, a decision regarding your status will follow within 20 business days after the interview.

These are just rough timelines—sometimes, the committee moves faster or slower depending on the number of applications, time of year, etc. If you have any questions on the timeline, feel free to contact our team.

Video submission guidelines 

In addition to the online application and written required documents, all potential applicants for the Master of Sports Law and Business Degree (MSLB) will be required to upload a video submission or elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that sparks interest in an organization, project, idea, or in this case, a potential applicant.

The guidelines on the video submissions are as follows:

  1. The applicant’s video must be no longer than 100 seconds (1 minute and 40 seconds). Failure to adhere to application directions can result in a delay in reviewing said application. Applicants may only submit one (1) video for their application. If the incorrect video was attached to the application, applicants can email the mslbasu@asu.edu account to send the correct video. Please note that this can delay the reviewing of your application so please double check that the correct video is attached before submitting.
  2. Inappropriate content will not be reviewed. Videos that do not abide by the standard and character of Arizona State University, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Sports Law and Business Program will not be reviewed.
  3. The MSLB Program wants applicants to use professional and appropriate creativity when creating their elevator pitch. The elevator pitch should be able to show the MSLB Program who the potential applicant is and why they should be chosen to be accepted into the program.
  4. All submitted videos should be well-lit and easy to hear. Please avoid filming in areas that are too dark or create a substantial amount of background noise. You should have fun with this pitch! We want to see your personality.
  5. All video submissions should be uploaded under the Mandatory Attachments section under Supplemental Statements in the online application portion. All videos should be in the form of .mov or.mp4.