Taxation LLM


About the Program

The Master of Laws in Taxation program trains lawyers who aim to specialize in tax practice. It offers a diverse curriculum that allows students to shape their education based on their aspirations, whether they involve business planning and compliance, employee benefits, estate planning, international tax or tax controversy. Professors are top-flight academics and practitioners who give the law context. Focus is on skills training, both inside the classroom and out, through real-world simulations, practicums and volunteer opportunities.

Beyond offering a first-rate education, the LLM in Taxation program is exceptionally affordable and convenient. Tuition is among the lowest in the country. Students take classes on their own schedule at Temple's Main campus, Center City campus or remotely.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years following initial enrollment

Campus Location: Main or Center City, with some courses offered online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Interdisciplinary Study: Temple Juris Doctor (JD) students have the opportunity to earn an LLM in Taxation in as little as one additional semester of study and pay no additional tuition for LLM courses taken while earning their JD degree. All students can receive continuing legal education credits for the course credits they earn.

Job Prospects: Graduates are employed or gain employment at accounting firms; banks; federal, state and local governments; in-house tax departments of businesses; law firms; trust companies; and wealth management companies. They also start their own firms.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Non-matriculated enrollment by the general public is not permitted. Alumni of the Graduate Tax Program are permitted to re-enroll with the Beasley School of Law as non-matriculated students to audit taxation-specific courses at the current Graduate Tax Program tuition rate.

Financing Opportunities: Tuition and cost information is available at For financial aid information, visit See also the Barbara W. Freedman Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to current LLM and JD students based on academic performance in tax.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: August 1
Spring: December 15
Summer: May 1

Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply as early as possible while space is available in the program. The cost to apply is $50.

APPLY ONLINE to this program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 0

Degree Required for Admission Consideration: A Juris Doctor or equivalent first degree in law for non-U.S. law school graduates is required. Official law transcripts must be submitted either electronically or as hard copy received in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

Statement of Goals: Outline your interest in the program in a one- to two-page personal statement.

Standardized Test Scores:
Unless a waiver is provided, lawyers trained in a non-English-speaking country must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:

  • TOEFL iBT: 88
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • Duolingo: 115

Resume: Current resume or CV is required.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 24

Required Courses:

Core Courses 1
JUDO 0511Corporate Taxation2-3
MLTX G521Taxation/Partnerships2-3
MLTX G641Taxation II2
Electives 216-18
Total Credit Hours24

Cumulative GPA Required to be Awarded the Degree: 2.5 minimum 


Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Office of Graduate and International Programs

Temple University Beasley School of Law

1719 N. Broad Street, 710 Klein Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6002


Fax: 215-204-2282

Mailing Address for Application Materials:

Office of Graduate and International Programs

Temple University Beasley School of Law

1719 N. Broad Street, 710 Klein Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6002