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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.

Accepting applications until all seats are filled.

Spring 2018 Quarter (classes begin March 26th)

  • domestic applicants- March 5th
  • international applicants- February 12th

Applicants without a background in taxation are encouraged to start in an alternate term.

Summer 2018 Quarter (classes begin June 18th)

  • domestic applicants- May 28th
  • international applicants- May 7th

Fall 2018 Quarter (classes begin September 4th)

  • domestic applicants- August 7th
  • international applicants- July 17th 

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 - [email protected]  

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 (such as an LLB) from a college of law approved by the American Bar Association (no GMAT or LSAT score submission is required).

Those pursuing a JD at the Sturm College of Law may apply to pursue a formal dual JD/LLM in Taxation option. Please see the dual degree policy here.

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.