JD/MTax (Joint Degree Program)

JD/MTax (Joint Degree Program)

The School of Law and the College of Business Administration (CBA) offer a joint program in legal and taxation studies (JD/MT). This  combination is  of interest to students preparing for a career in such tax accounting. The total amount of time required to complete a joint degree program is shorter than the time required to complete both programs independently because required courses in one college fulfill course requirements in the other college. The reciprocal acceptance of course credits by each school is the essence of the joint program.

Admission Requirements

In order to pursue the JD/MTax cooperative program, the student must apply to, and be accepted by, both the School of Law and the College of Business Administration. Students should apply to the School of Law first. Once accepted the student can then use their LSAT in place of the GMAT and their Law School letters of recommendation for their College of Business Administration application. The student should contact each college independently for information concerning admission criteria and procedures. Individuals with baccalaureate degrees in any field of study are eligible to apply for a joint program.

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing.  I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.

The School of Law should be contacted for its application deadline information.

Additional Information

Foundation Courses
6200:601 Financial Accounting 3
6200:627 Federal Taxation 3
Total Foundation Credits 6
Required Courses: 24 credits
6200:628 Basic Tax Research 3
6200:631 Corporate Taxation 3
6200:632 Taxation of Transactions in Property 3
9200:721 Tax of Intellectual Property 3
6200:641 Taxation of Partnerships 3
6200:643 Tax Accounting 3
6200:648 Tax Practice and Procedure 3
6200:649 State and Local Taxation 3
6200:651 International Taxation 3
  Total Required Credits 24
Elective Courses: 6 credits
Courses that will transfer as MTax elective courses:
9200:639 Estate and Gift Taxation 3
9200:645 Non-profit Tax Entities 3
9200:675 Special Problems in Estate Planning 3
9200:680 Qualified Pension and Profit Sharing Plans 3
9200:684 Entities 3
9200:685 Wills, Trusts, and Estates 3
9200:686 Wills, Trusts, and Estates II 3
9200:684 Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Accounting Courses that may be used as elective courses:
6200:633 Estate and Gift Tax 3
6200:642 Corporate Taxation II 3
6200:644 Income Taxation of Decedents, Estates and Trusts 3
6200:645 Advanced Individual Taxation 3
6200:646 Consolidated Tax Returns 3
6200:647 Qualified Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans 3
6200:650 Estate Planning 3
6200:662 S Corporations Taxation 3
6200:693 Selected Topics in Taxation: Mergers and Acquisitions 3
Total Program Credits 30-48

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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