Estate Planning

Boston University

School of Law

Boston, United States

Develop skills needed for a career in estate planning

Application Deadline: 31/07/2020


Duration: 1 Year


Tuition Fee: 28825 USD/Semester


The Graduate Tax Program’s Estate Planning Certificate is available in online and residential formats (or a combination of both formats).  All of the courses in the Estate Planning Certificate are taught by the same leading tax and estate planning experts who teach in the Graduate Tax Program.

Programme outline

There are three mandatory courses and three elective courses within this program. Students with professional experience in Federal Income Tax I and II or with prior course work that covers the same material can begin taking classes that count towards the Certificate immediately. Students without this previous course work or experience must complete our Federal Income Tax I and II classes with a grade of B or better before enrolling in Certificate courses.  The credits earned through completing the Federal Income Tax I and II classes WILL NOT count towards the 12 credits required for the Certificate.

Key facts

Students must complete the Certificate courses over a maximum of nine semesters, including summer terms.  This equates to approximately 3 calendar years.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020

December 13, 2019

Summer 2020

April 15, 2020

Fall 2020

July 31, 2020


Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

For all applicants whose native language is not English or the received undergraduate or first law degree is not from a country where the language of instruction and only official language are English., The candidate must submit TOEFL or IELTS score report.

TOEFL exam score:

  • Minimum 600 (paper-based)
  • 250 (computer-based)
  • 100 (internet-based)

IELTS Exam Score: Minimum of 7.0

General requirements

  • Standardized test score: 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.

Fees and funding


Tuition $2,321 per credit
Student Services Fee $60


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