Boston University

12 months
55700 USD/year
55700 USD/year
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The Graduate Taxation Program at Boston University is designed for lawyers who seek advanced training in the complexities of tax law. 


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other 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

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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