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Taxation, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The Graduate Taxation Program at Boston University is designed for lawyers who seek advanced training in the complexities of tax law. 
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Overview

The Taxation program offered by Boston University 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • A foundational understanding of the US tax system and operational knowledge of US tax law and process.
  • Understanding of US substantive and procedural tax law that is relevant to their tax specialty.
  • An understanding of US tax discourse, case analysis, and legal reasoning in a tax context, and an overall awareness of how tax lawyers think.
  • Skills in tax research and draftsmanship.
  • Effective communication skills on sophisticated tax topics, both orally and in writing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consolidated Corporations
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Elder Law
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning: Advanced
  • Estate Planning & Drafting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      A part-time student must complete the degree requirements within four years.

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • Standardized test score for Master in the Study of Tax Law applicants: Applicants who have not previously completed a master’s degree program, who have not passed the CPA exam, and who have less than 3 years of related work experience are required to submit standardized test scores from an accepted graduate program test, including LSAT, GRE, or GMAT.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55700 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    55700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55700 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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