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Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation Boston University School of Law


In order to receive BU Law’s Master of Laws in Taxation, students enrolled in the fully online option must complete 24 credits of coursework.

  • All online students are expected to complete the degree requirements within four years.
  • Twenty-four (24) credits are required to complete the degree program.
  • The Federal Income Tax (4 cr) course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for the Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (4 cr), Partnership Tax 1 (2 cr) and International Tax (4 cr) courses.
  • Requirements and prerequisites can be waived based on prior coursework.

Spring 2014

  • State and Local Tax (2 cr)
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders* (4 cr)
  • Making Tax Law (2 cr)
  • Tax & Technology (1 cr)
  • Tax Issues in Special Needs & Elder Law (3 cr)

Summer 2014

  • Tax Practice, Procedure and Standards* (4 cr )
  • Federal Income Tax* (4 cr)
  • Estate & Gift Tax (3 cr)
  • Partnership Tax 1* (2 cr)
  • N.E. Dommissioners (2 cr)
  • Tax Accounting (2 cr)
  • FAS 109, FIN 48, SOX 404 (1 cr)

Fall 2014

  • Federal Income Tax* (4 cr )
  • International Tax* (4 cr)
  • U.S. Transfer Pricing* (2 cr)

*Required course

Visit the Boston University Online Course Schedule to view all current and upcoming courses.

Getting Started

To learn more about BU Law’s online Graduate Tax Program option, contact an admissions advisor at 877-308-9945 or visit the program website.