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Graduate Tax Program, Online

Building on BU’s Longstanding History in Graduate Legal Education

Earn an LL.M. Degree Online

Tax law has become an increasingly challenging area of practice in today’s complex and global regulatory environment — and Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program (LL.M. in Taxation) remains at the forefront of preparing lawyers to meet this challenge. One of the nation’s premier law schools, BU Law is ranked #5 in tax law, according to the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, our Graduate Tax Program was ranked #2 in the nation by the National Law Journal (2013 Edition). Overall the school is rated #1 for "Best Professors" and #5 “Best Classroom Experience” by The Princeton Review.

BU Law’s renowned LL.M. tax program, established in 1959, is now available through online, interactive instruction, enabling practitioners to receive either fundamental or advanced training in tax law in a convenient, accessible format. The program can be completed in as few as four consecutive-part-time sessions or over a four year period. This flexible format compliments the hectic schedules of active practitioners who otherwise would not be able to attend the BU Law's traditional, residential program. Students may begin their studies at three convenient times per year — fall, spring or summer.

Expert instruction is provided by the same experienced faculty who teach in BU’s traditional, residential Graduate Tax Program — scholar-teachers who are members of BU Law’s full-time faculty, as well as leading tax professionals drawn from law firms, accounting firms, tax consulting firms, and from federal and state government revenue departments. As a result, LL.M. tax students will not only master the fundamental concepts of tax law but will also develop a practical understanding of how complex tax issues are handled in real-world settings.

Who Should Consider the Graduate Tax Program?

This LL.M. program option is ideal for domestic and foreign-trained lawyers who seek to expand their expertise in tax law.

The program provides:
  • A fundamental understanding of the practical application of tax theory
  • Enhanced knowledge of tax law to better serve clients and employers
  • Specialized training that can lead to an expanded client base
  • Intensive training in tax that can lead to a new direction in one’s legal career
  • An advanced law degree that employers value

To learn more about the Graduate Tax Program’s online option, which leads to an LL.M. in Taxation degree, contact an admissions advisor at 877-308-9945 or request more information.

The Graduate Tax program online option is available for both international and domestic applicants except those from the state of Arkansas.