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Taxation, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #98 (QS) , MA, | Online
BU Law’s Graduate Tax Program (GTP), established in 1959 as one of the nation’s first graduate tax programs, stands as one of the best. Employers value the BU Law LLM credential because it signals rigorous training and superior preparation.


The Graduate Tax Program is designed for lawyers who seek advanced training in the complexities of tax law. It draws a broad range of students, from recent law school graduates, to mid-career attorneys seeking new expertise, to seasoned lawyers from both the public and private sectors, including many from the nation’s leading law and tax consulting firms. International students include practitioners, in-house counsel, academics, and government officials. The program’s online option is particularly attractive to practitioners whose jobs—or locations— make residential studies dificult.

The superior instruction you receive will define your experience. You’ll learn from leading tax and estate planning professionals drawn from law firms, accounting firms, tax consulting firms, and federal and state government revenue departments, as well as scholar-teachers who are members of BU Law’s full-time faculty. We select instructors not only for their professional achievements, but also for their outstanding teaching abilities, accessibility, and interest in student success, inside and outside the classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Consolidated Corporations
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Elder Law
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning: Advanced
  • Estate Planning & Drafting
  • EU VAT
  • Executive Compensation

                                      Detailed Programme Facts

                                      • Programme intensity

                                        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                                        • Full-time duration 12 months
                                        • Average part-time duration 48 months
                                        • Intensity Flexible
                                        • Part-time variant
                                      • Credits
                                        24 alternative credits
                                      • Languages
                                        • English
                                      • Delivery mode
                                        On Campus, Online

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                      • Minimum required score:


                                        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                      • Minimum required score:


                                        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                      Academic Requirements

                                      General Requirements

                                      • Completed Application for Admission Form
                                      • Application Fee: $85
                                      • Official, Sealed Academic Records
                                      • Two Letters of Recommendation
                                      • Personal Statement of Interest
                                      • Curriculum Vitae
                                      • Law School Admissions Test
                                      • TOEFL or IELTS score report

                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International

                                        53820 USD/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 53820 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                      • National

                                        53820 USD/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 53820 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                      Living costs for Boston

                                      • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
                                        Living Costs

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