JD/MTax Program Structure

Additional Information

Foundation Courses — 9 credits *
One or more courses can be waived with permission from Director of School of Accountancy based on academic or work experience.
ACCT:601 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT:531 Business Entity Taxation 3
LAWX:640 Individual Taxation 3
Required Courses — 24 credits
ACCT:628 Tax Research & Business Analytics 3
LAWX:641 Corporate Taxation I (Required in the School of Law.) 3
ACCT:641 Taxation of Partnerships 3
ACCT:642 Corporate Taxation II 3
ACCT:643 Tax Accounting 3
ACCT:648 Tax Analytics 3
ACCT:649 State and Local Taxation 3
ACCT:651 International Taxation 3
Elective Courses — 6 credits
Courses that will transfer as MTax elective courses (6 credits):
LAWX:639 Estate and Gift Taxation 3
LAWX:672 Seminar in Business Planning 3
LAWX:674 International Business Transactions 3
LAWX:677 Real Estate Law 3
LAWX:684 Seminar in Selected Legal Problems (Advanced Business Associations) 1-3
LAWX:685 Wills, Trusts, and Estates 4
LAWX:717 Mergers & Acquisitions 2-3
Additional courses may be approved by petitioning the Director of the School of Accountancy.
Total Credit Hours 30-39

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. Students should apply to the School of Law first. Once accepted the student can then use their LSAT in place of the GMAT for their College of Business 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

  • August 1 for Fall enrollment
  • December 1 for Spring enrollment
  • May 1 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

Graduates residing on student visas are eligible for a 24-month optional practical training (OPT) extension beyond the standard 12-month period for this STEM-certified degree.

It is recommended that international students apply six weeks 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.

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your Degree Progress Report (DPR) in My Akron for your program requirements.

Additional JD/MTax Information