Degree Details

Offered through the school’s renowned Graduate Tax Program, our Master in the Study of Tax Law is a 24-credit program designed to provide foundational tax law training to aspiring and current accountants, auditors, and other business professionals. Building on the foundation of the Graduate Tax Program, program students have access to one of the most comprehensive curricula for advanced tax studies in the country. Our graduates—over 3,000 strong—have consistently told us that their BU Law LLM in Taxation degree has been an essential ingredient to their professional success, and we could not be more excited to open the program to a wider audience of tax professionals.

Degree Type

  • Graduate

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 Semesters
  • 12 Courses
  • 24 Credits


  • In-Person
  • Online


  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time


Read more on the Academic Bulletin

Careers and Community

The Masters Program offers the following professional opportunities every year:

  • on and off-campus recruiting events with all of the “Big 4 accounting firms”: Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC;
  • proprietary job postings;
  • tax careers luncheon;
  • lecture series on cutting edge issues;
  • advising events with alumni;
  • visits to observe proceedings in the U.S. Tax Court; and
  • skills workshops on tax research databases and Excel;

Our social events include Boston team sporting events, pub nights and a spring reception at a local restaurant.  Online students are included in all event invites and many make at least one trip to Boston during their studies.  We also do some major celebrating at our graduation weekend events.

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