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Graduate Tax Program

Law School at the University of Denver

Graduate Tax Program

Admission & Financial Aid

Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted on rolling basis.

All supplemental materials must be received by the indicated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

If attempting to apply after the posted deadline, please contact the program for pre-approval.

Application deadline for Spring 2017 (classes begin March 27th) - applicants without a tax background are strongly encouraged to start in a later term

domestic students - March 6th; international students - February 13th

Application deadline for Summer 2017 (classes begin June 19th)

domestic students - May 29th; international students - May 8th

Application deadline for Fall 2017 (classes begin September 5th)

domestic students - August 8th; international students - June 15th

PLEASE NOTE: we strongly encourage Summer and Fall applicants to submit application by March 15th for best merit scholarship consideration

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept applications for the Graduate Tax Program through LSAC. You must use the DU Graduate Admissions Application.

Please contact Graduate Legal Studies with questions -


For the M.T.

A baccalaureate degree in accounting or business from an accredited university and a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE - some exemptions to GMAT/GRE requirement are available. Please refer to the Admissions Procedures section for more information.

For the LL.M.

The J.D. degree or its equivalent from a college of law approved by the American Bar Association (no GMAT or LSAT score submission is required).

Students whose native language is not English and who have not received a degree from a U.S. institution must either submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (80 computer-based), an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0,  or successfully complete Advanced High Level at the University of Denver English Language Center under English Conditional Admission option.

Students must submit a resume and a personal statement to show their background and interest in taxation.  One letter of recommendation is also required.

Admission Policy

The Admissions Committee will admit only those students whose previous academic performance and/or work experience indicate a desire and ability to excel. Test scores, records of academic performance, and the applicant's personal qualifications and accomplishments are evaluated to ensure the admission of only those students with the highest aptitude, motivation, and qualifications.

Because of the course sequence, new students are normally admitted only at the beginning of the summer, fall, and winter quarters. It is very difficult for students admitted at the beginning of the spring quarter to graduate in four quarters.