Rigorous training and superior preparation.

Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program (GTP), established in 1959 as one of the nation’s first graduate tax programs, stands as one of the best. It currently ranks second in the nation, according to the National Law Journal. We have been named one of the Top 10 LLM Programs for US Tax Law in both 2017 and 2019 by LLM Guide. And for four consecutive years, we’ve been ranked among the country’s top seven LLM in Taxation programs in the annual TaxTalent survey of corporate tax department heads.

Employers value the BU Law LLM (Master of Laws) in Taxation credential because it signals rigorous training and superior preparation. We offer one of the most comprehensive curricula among taxation programs, with taxation classes offered in the subject areas that matter to today’s tax lawyer. Simply put, we equip students with the practical skills required for immediate success in the field of taxation, whether they earn the degree through residential studies in Boston, online from home, or through a combination of both formats. We also offer an Estate Planning Certificate for students seeking specialized instruction without the commitment of a degree program. Our graduates—over 3,000 strong—consistently tell us that their BU Law LLM in Taxation degree has been an essential ingredient to their professional success. We also offer a Master in the Study of Tax Law (comparable to an MS in Taxation, or MST) for tax and business professionals without a law degree.

For more information, download a program overview here.

Hear from our students:

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  • Alexandra Miga

    Alexandra Miga - USA

    “It was kind of crazy at the beginning of the year, but I had a job in October… and the program started in September. It literally took two months”

  • Raja Arumugam

    Raja Arumugam - USA

    "Whether you are doing it in one year or multiple years, this program will definitely help you master the concepts you need to know to have a successful career in tax."

  • Nicholas Scher

    Nicholas Scher - USA

    "Why I chose BU over another program? I go where I am celebrated, not where I am tolerated. BU definitely makes a conscious effort to let you know they appreciate that you are a student in their program."

  • Javzmaa Altanzul

    Javzmaa Altanzul - Mongolia

    "Professors not only want to help you academically, but also to help you succeed in your career. In my experience, it is pretty rare when professors want to help you outside of the classroom."