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.
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.
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.
|Total Foundation Credits||6|
|Required Courses: 24 credits|
|6200:628||Basic Tax Research||3|
|6200:632||Taxation of Transactions in Property||3|
|9200:721||Tax of Intellectual Property||3|
|6200:641||Taxation of Partnerships||3|
|6200:648||Tax Practice and Procedure||3|
|6200:649||State and Local 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|
|9200:685||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|
|6200:662||S Corporations Taxation||3|
|6200:693||Selected Topics in Taxation: Mergers and Acquisitions||3|
|Total Program Credits||30-48|
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.
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.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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