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. The LL.M. in Taxation provides candidates with a strong foundation in tax law as well as an opportunity to develop expertise beyond the level of study offered in J.D. programs, while the Certificate programs enable candidates to gain expertise in specific areas of interest without having to complete all of the LL.M. requirements.

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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 tax course in taxation (Taxation 600) offered in Temple’s JD program in the student’s first term of enrollment. Credits earned in meeting this prerequisite will not be applied toward the LLM degree.

Due to state regulations, Temple University is currently only permitted to offer online programs to residents of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

If you have questions regarding your admission to the program based on your state of residence, you should contact your program administrator.

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. Candidates for the upcoming year are asked to secure their place in class through a non-refundable seat deposit of $200 due within 30 days of the official acceptance. All seat deposits are credited against the fall tuition.

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