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. Admission decisions are based on a review of all application materials submitted.
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.
When is my application due?
We have a rolling admission policy and accept applications throughout the year. If you plan to apply for financial aid or to live in on-campus housing, you should apply several months in advance if possible.
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.
- Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
- Moss Adams LLP
- Hein & Associates LLP
- Eide Bailly LLP
- GHP Horwath
Students who do not find jobs during the fall recruitment activities or who wish to work for law firms receive additional job search assistance.
How much is tuition?
Tuition is $915 per quarter hour for fall 2013 through summer 2014.
What financial aid is available?
Students who participated in the Deloitte Tax Case Study 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 has recently been approved. 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 for on campus students. However, each seat in the classrooms is wired for power and Internet access, and wireless connections to the Internet are available with the purchase of an integrated wireless network card for your laptop.