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


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 stands at the forefront of preparing lawyers to meet these challenges. In fact, BU Law is ranked seventh in the nation in tax law according to U.S. News & World Report (2014 edition).

BU Law’s renowned Graduate Tax Program, first established in 1959, is now available through online, interactive instruction, enabling practitioners to receive either fundamental or advanced training in a convenient, accessible format. This 24-credit option provides the same rigorous and comprehensive course of study—and expert faculty—as BU Law’s traditional, residential Graduate Tax Program.

With BU Law’s online program, students master not only the fundamental concepts of tax law, but also develop a thorough understanding of how complex tax issues are handled across a variety of practical settings.


The 24-credit online curriculum may be completed in as few as four sessions of part-time study or over the course of four years—a flexible arrangement designed for the schedules of busy professionals whose responsibilities preclude enrollment in our on-campus program. The online format allows students to begin the program in any of the three sessions—fall, spring, or summer.


Admissions standards to the online LL.M. in Taxation program option are the same as those for the traditional, residential option. Learn more about the admissions requirements for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation program.

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.