How do I know whether I’m an M.T. or LL.M. candidate?
If you will have earned a J.D. (law degree) before you begin the Graduate Tax Program, when you complete the program you will have an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in taxation. If you do not have a law degree, you will earn the M.T. (Master of Taxation). The same courses are required for both degrees.
A dual degree program is also available for University of Denver law students to earn a J.D. and LL.M. concurrently.
What is the minimum GMAT score you will accept?
There is no minimum GMAT score cutoff. An index comprised of the GMAT score and undergraduate GPA is used as a guideline for admission decisions.
I have (or will have) a J.D. Do I have to take the GMAT?
No, lawyers submit LSAT scores instead of GMAT scores.
How do I apply for admission?
An application is included in the Graduate Tax Program bulletin. You may request a bulletin by sending us e-mail with your complete mailing address or calling us toll-free at 800-426-8802. Or click here to print an application from the Web which you can mail or fax to us (fax number 303-871-6358).
When is my application due?
We have a rolling admission policy and accept applications throughout the year. We prefer to receive your application at least two weeks before the quarter begins. If you plan to apply for financial aid or to live in on-campus housing, you should apply several months in advance if possible.
Do I have to come to Denver for classes?
Yes, Graduate Tax Program classes are offered only in Denver. However, we do sponsor tax and accounting seminars nationwide for continuing professional education (CPE) or continuing legal education (CLE) credit. For more information see the Accountant’s Education Services Web site or call 800-426-8802.
When do classes start?
How do I translate between quarter hours and semester hours?
Three quarter hours are equivalent to two semester hours, because a quarter is approximately 10 weeks long while a semester is usually 15 weeks. Therefore, the 45 quarter hours required for the Graduate Tax Program are the same as 30 semester hours (one year of academic work).
What firms recruit on campus?
All the Big Four accounting firms, as well as selected local firms, come to campus to recruit our students. The firms that interviewed Graduate Tax students on campus in the fall of 2012 included:
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Deloitte LLP
- Ernst & Young, LLP
- KPMG LLP
- Grant Thornton, LLP
- Richey May & Co. P.C.
- CBIZ MHM
- Anton, Collins & Mitchell
- Baird, Kurtz & Dobson
- Hein & Associates
- Eide Bailly
- GHP Horwath
- Moss Adams
Students who are not placed during the fall recruitment activities receive additional job search assistance from faculty and staff.
How much is tuition?
Tuition is $880 per quarter hour for fall 2012 through summer 2013.
What financial aid is available?
Students who participated in the Deloitte FanTAXtic competition as undergraduates and those who are members of Beta Alpha Psi are invited to apply for scholarships to the Graduate Tax Program. The deadline for application is February 15. Scholarships for continuing students (not available for the student’s first quarter) are described here. Students should apply no later than two weeks before the quarter starts.
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I am a law student at the University of Denver. Can I get a dual degree?
Yes, a J.D./LL.M. dual degree program is available. Fifteen quarter hours (10 semester hours) of approved course work in the Graduate Tax Program are accepted toward the 90 semester hours required for the J.D. degree. For more information, click here.
What hotel accommodations are nearby?
Loews Denver (303-782-9300), the LaQuinta Inn Cherry Creek (303-758-8886), and the Fairfield Inn (303-691-2223) are within five minutes of campus. Please call them directly for reservations.
Where can I get information about housing?
You can find on-campus housing information on the Housing and Residential Education Web site. Off-campus housing near the campus may be less expensive and of better quality than the on-campus housing available for graduate students. For information on apartment buildings in the area, see the off campus page.
Do I need a laptop computer?
A laptop computer is not required. However, each seat in the classrooms is wired for power and Internet access, and wireless Internet access is also provided.