Online LLM Degree in Taxation

Boston University

School of Law

Boston, United States

Develop skills needed for taxation with this online LLM Degree in Tax Law

Application Deadline: 31/07/2020


Duration: 1 Year


Tuition Fee: 28825 USD/Semester


The Graduate Tax Program’s online option affords active practitioners a flexible way to earn BU Law’s highly ranked LLM in Taxation degree. Ideal for lawyers whose jobs preclude them from attending BU’s residential program in Boston, the program’s format allows students to begin their course of study in any of three sessions — fall, spring or summer — and enroll in a variety of specialized tax courses. Students can complete the 24 credits required for the LLM in Taxation degree on a full-time or part-time basis.

All Tax LLM students, whether enrolled residentially or online receive the same high-quality instruction from BU’s renowned faculty. In addition, all students receive individualized academic advising and professional development resources, and are eligible to participate in employer recruiting events during the final year of their studies

Programme outline

  • All residential course lectures are captured and streamed through the course site within 24 hours of each course meeting, allowing residential and online students to view the same lectures.
  • Program also offers a small number of fully-online courses that include comprehensive modules and a combination of lectures and other supplemental materials.
  • The majority of courses have assigned teaching assistants who answer questions and support the learning experience for all students.
  • All video content and text-searchable transcripts of course lectures are available to students throughout the course for review on demand, and closed captioning is available for all course lecture videos.

Key facts

Full-time students complete the degree in two sessions, while part-time students may complete the degree in as few as four consecutive sessions or over the course of four years, depending on the demands of their schedules.

Application Deadlines

·      Summer 2020: April 30, 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

2020–2021 Part-Time:

Tuition—Graduate Tax Program (per 2 credit course) ($2,402 per credit) 


Tuition—Graduate Tax Program (per 4 credit course) ($2,402 per credit) $9,608
Student Services Fee $60



2020–2021 Full-Time

Tuition (per semester): $28,825
Technology Fee $150


Summer 2020

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


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