Taxation, LL.M.


About the Program

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

Beyond the first-rate education, the LL.M. in Taxation program is exceptionably affordable and convenient. Tuition is among the lowest in the country. Students take classes on their schedules at Temple's North Broad campus, its Center City campus or remotely.

Temple J.D. students have the opportunity to earn an LL.M. in Taxation in as little as one additional semester of study and pay no additional tuition for LL.M. courses taken while earning their J.D. degree. All students can receive continuing legal education credits for the course credits they earn.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: Students have 4 years to complete the degree after initial enrollment.

Campus Location: Main or the Center City campuses, 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: Taxation

Areas of Specialization: Taxation

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

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

Financing Opportunities:

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Tuition and Cost webpage:

Scholarship: The Barbara Freedman scholarship is awarded to current LL.M. and/or J.D. 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.

$50 application fee

APPLY ONLINE to this program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 0

Degree Required for Admission Consideration: Juris Doctor or equivalent first degree in law for non-U.S. law school graduates.

Statement of Goals: One- to two-page personal statement.

Official law transcripts (official electronic transcripts or hard-copy transcripts received in a sealed envelope from the issuing university).

Standardized Test Scores:
For lawyers trained in a non-English speaking country, an official English language proficiency test is required. Results for the TOEFL (88 minimum), IELTS (6.5 minimum), or Duolingo (115 minimum) assessment exams must be submitted unless a waiver is provided.

Resume: Resume/CV

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of credits required: 24

Students must complete 24 credits within four years of initial enrollment with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The curriculum includes three required courses (the core curriculum listed below), with the remainder being electives, one of which must be a writing course that satisfies the writing requirement. LL.M. students who have not previously completed a basic course in Taxation (Taxation I) must also take this course, although this course will not be counted toward the degree.

Core Curriculum includes:
JUDO 0511Corporate Taxation2 to 3
MLTX G641Taxation II2
MLTX G521Taxation/Partnerships2 to 3

Electives are courses related to tax law, as approved by the director.


Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Office of Graduate and International Programs

Temple University Beasley School of Law

1719 N. Broad Street, Room 710

Philadelphia, PA 19122

phone: 215-204-1448

fax: 215-204-2282

Mailing Address for Application Materials:

Office of Graduate and International Programs

Temple University Beasley School of Law

1719 N. Broad Streat, Room 710

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Department Contacts:

Director of the Graduate Tax Program:

Andy Weiner