Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be on track to graduate from law school before they enroll and satisfactorily complete a basic federal income tax course or demonstrated comparable work experience. Applicants who do not complete a basic federal income tax course must take the basic course (Taxation 600) offered in Temple’s J.D. program in the first term upon enrollment unless an exception is given. Credits earned in meeting this prerequisite will not be applied toward the certificate.

Application Deadlines

Applicants are invited to apply for admission to certificate programs by the following deadlines before each semester:

FallAugust 1
SpringDecember 15
SummerMay 1

Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply as early as possible while space is available in the program.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

In addition to completing the online application, all candidates seeking admission to the Estate Planning Certificate program must submit the following:

  • Personal statement
  • Law school transcript
  • Application fee (waived for Temple Law School graduates)
  • Resume/CV
  • For lawyers trained in a non-English speaking country, official test results for TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo assessment exam (waiver requests will be considered if (i) your native language is English, (ii) you possess a university degree from an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction, or (iii) you have lived and worked in the U.S. for more than two years)


Tuition for the LL.M. in Taxation program is set in the spring of each year by Temple University Trustees.

EnrollmentPennsylvania ResidentNon-Resident
Full-Time or Part-Time (Per Credit)$874$1,127

In addition to tuition, students are charged a Matriculation fee and University Services fee depending on the number of credits a student is taking each semester. A breakdown of these fees is available here.