Introduction

Graduate Tax Program students are free to specialize their learning according to their own interest through concentrations and emphasis areas. Concentrations are composed of a certain number of required and elective courses, and the completion of a concentration is reflected on a student’s transcript. An emphasis area, on the other hand, is a series of courses that center around a particular theme in tax law, but does not have required courses, and is not listed on a student’s transcript. For students seeking to specialize without enrolling in the full degree program, an Estate Planning Certificate is also available.

Concentrations

Estate Planning

Students must complete all three of the required courses, and any three of the listed electives to earn the concentration in estate planning. Students merely interested in learning more about estate planning, but not willing to fulfill the requirements of the concentration, should look at the courses in the estate planning emphasis area.

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Emphasis Areas

General Business Taxation

A student with a background in basic federal income taxation and corporate taxation wishing to emphasize business tax issues should consider the following elective courses:

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Estate Planning

Students not able to commit to the full concentration in estate planning, but interested in learning more about it, should consider the following elective courses:

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

International Taxation

Students interested in international tax should consider the following elective courses:

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Financial Services

Students interested in financial services should consider the following elective courses:

Fall Semester

Spring Semester