Established in 1945, the Graduate Tax Program was the first—and is still the foremost—program of its kind. With 10 full-time faculty and more than 40+ adjuncts and 50+ courses, it has everything you need to advance your career in tax. The program is known for its rigorous curriculum and vibrant intellectual life, which includes prestigious lectures, numerous panel discussions, practice-focused events, and networking opportunities for students and alumni.
Which graduate tax program is right for you?
- You're a recent JD seeking an entry-level position in the US.
Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and a strong interest in taxation. Some students have prior legal experience.
A two-semester on-campus program begins each Fall.
Program size: 50-60 students per year.
- You're a tax lawyer practicing in the New York area.
- Students generally take 3 to 5 years to complete the program.
- Offers evening and summer courses. Some courses may be completed online.
- Program size: 70-80 students
- You're a tax lawyer practicing outside of the New York area.
- A part-time online degree program, typically completed in 3 to 5 years of study.
- Many applicants have as much as 5 to 15 years of experience of practice. Those seeking an entry-level tax position often apply to our full-time program.
- Applicants must hold a JD or LLB from a school approved by the Section on Legal Education of the American Bar Association or a bachelor of laws degree from a non-US law school approved by its foreign equivalent.
- There are a few countries or territories that are not eligible for the program.
- Program size: 90-110 students
- You're a tax lawyer whose degree is from outside of the US.
- The typical student has been practicing tax law outside of the US for a few years.
- A two-semester on-campus program begins in mid-August and ends in May.
- Half of graduates remain to work short term in the US; a quarter remain in the US long-term.
- Program size: 18-28 students each year.
- You're a tax lawyer interested in a single area, but not an LLM.
Advanced Professional Certificates in Taxation
- Three areas of concentration: estate planning, international taxation, and corporate taxation.
- Part-time programs, some of which can be completed online.
- Students cannot double count credit from their LLM towards these certificates.
- You're a tax practitioner, but not an attorney.
Masters of Studies in Law in Taxation
- Applicants are typically CPAs and economists who work closely with attorneys on complex transactional tax issues)
- Applicants should have more than three years work experience.
- Part-time program. Online-only.
- Features the same online courses as the Executive LLM in Taxation program.