Temple University Beasley School of Law offers three options to students interested in deepening their knowledge of complex issues in taxation: The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, the Certificate in Estate Planning, and the Certificate in Taxation of Employee Benefits.

Admissions Information

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a basic tax income course In law school or demonstrated comparable work experience. An applicant who cannot meet this requirement must take the basic course on federal income taxation (Taxation 600) offered in Temple’s J.D. program in the first term upon enrollment. Credits earned in meeting this prerequisite will not be applied toward the LL.M. degree.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

In addition to completing the online application, all candidates seeking admission to the LL.M. in Taxation program must submit the following:

A carefully worded personal statement must be provided. This statement should include any additional information you think might be helpful to the Admissions Committee concerning your personal history, professional interests, and abilities. The Committee wants to know you as a person and as a professional.

Your law school should send a sealed transcript to our office. Sealed transcripts sent by the student with an application are also accepted. Opened transcripts or student copies will not be accepted.

Payment of the $50 fee should accompany your application. A check or money order should be made payable to “Temple University.”

Applicants may submit their resume or CV online or as a hard-copy document.


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

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