Master of Law - Taxation

University of Missouri - Kansas City

24 months
18504 USD/year
17886 USD/year
6928 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Law offers three graduate study programs in law leading to the master of laws degree: the LL.M. (Taxation); the LL.M. (Urban Affairs); and the LL.M. in Lawyering. The LL.M in Lawyering  permits students to emphasize their study in one of eight emphasis areas or in an areas of the student’s choice based on the curriculum.

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Students graduating from this program will:1.KNOWLEDGE: Graduates be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of tax law; the policies underlying systems of taxation and procedures relating to the administration of tax laws and the resolution of disputes with taxing authorities; and the context of tax rules, so that analysis of uncertain areas of the law can be aided by an appreciation of underlying theory and policy2.SKILLS: Graduates will be able to research and analyze tax issues. Students will be able to read carefully and comprehend intricate statutes and regulations, exercising the patience and diligence needed to work with detailed definitions, cross-references and exceptions to general rules. Students will have mastered issue-spotting and problem-solving skills through detailed analysis of tax problems. Students will have demonstrated an ability to communicate tax advice to in clear terms understandable to clients and non-tax professionals.ETHICS: Students will demonstrate sensitivity to ethical obligations associated with giving tax advice, and will demonstrate knowledge of the statutory, regulatory and common law anti-abuse rules.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tax Procedure
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Taxation Of Property Transactions
  • Subchapter S Taxation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.7 (required)
3 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the LL.M. in Lawyering requires a degree in law which may be a bachelor’s degree, an LL.B., a juris doctor or some other law degree from an accredited or similarly recognized institution. The LL.M. in Lawyering does not have a minimum GPA requirement, but academic performance is a significant consideration in the admissions decision. If the law degree was obtained at an institution where the language of instruction is not English, the applicant must also demonstrate English competency through either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations and in an admissions interview. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6928 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Master of Law - Taxation
University of Missouri - Kansas City