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LLM in Taxation


Start Date: January

Application Deadline: Applies to:
November 1 All Students
(Spring Application Deadline)
Admission Decisions released: Rolling Admission

Start Date: August

Application Deadline: Applies to:
June 1 All Students
Admission Decisions released: Rolling Admission


Course Language: English

Entry Requirements: LLB/JD or equivalent law degree

Full time: yes

Length: 12 Months

Part time: yes

Length: 24 to 72 Months

Tuition fee: Applies to :
USD 37200All Students

Scholarships available for: All Students

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What the school says:


For more than 30 years, the Graduate Tax Program at the University of San Diego School of Law has produced skilled leaders in the field of tax law. Recently ranked as the 8th best tax program and the 7th best graduate tax program in the country, the University of San Diego School of Law is proud to be among the finest institutions providing graduate education and skills training in tax law. As the top LLM in Taxation program west of the Mississippi, USD's Graduate Tax Program is the ideal choice for candidates who wish to study in the western United States. Graduates join our extensive network of LLM in Taxation alumni practicing throughout the West Coast and the nation.

Increasingly required by employers, the LLM in Taxation prepares students for the private practice of tax law, for in-house counsel positions, for positions in the tax departments of businesses or allied professions, as well as for academia.

The LLM in Taxation programs provide candidates with the necessary theoretical and practical framework that employers require. Through intensive study, students develop a broad skill set in traditional tax lawyering skills. In addition, students gain a deep understanding of the policies forming the basis of our tax laws and Internal Revenue Service pronouncements and are able to analyze the various proposals for tax reform and their correlation with current tax laws.

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