Become a More Complete
Tax Professional

Today’s legal, business and accounting professionals need to understand ever-changing tax principles and policy. Our LLM in Taxation and Master of Taxation programs help develop the advanced legal, technical, ethical and research skills to operate effectively as a tax professional and industry leader. For more than 30 years, Villanova University has combined the resources of its schools of law and business to offer a rigorous and comprehensive graduate program in taxation, which is now also available online:

Today’s legal, business and accounting professionals need to understand ever-changing tax principles and policy.

Our Online Taxation Degree Programs

Master of Laws in Taxation

Graduate in as few as 18 months.
Designed for attorneys.

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Master of Laws in Taxation

In today’s business world, it’s essential that tax law professionals fully understand principles and policy to communicate effectively with clients and team members. Taxation professionals who possess these skills can become an invaluable resource to organizations across the spectrum of business, develop a specialized practice and create new career opportunities in the field.

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Master of Laws in Taxation

Master of Laws in Taxation

Graduate in as few as 18 months.
Designed for attorneys.

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Master of Taxation

Graduate in as few as 2 years.
No entrance exam required for CPAs.

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Master of Taxation

Our MT is a specialized tax program developed as a collaborative effort between Villanova University School of Law and Villanova School of Business. Today’s corporations seek professionals with specialized tax knowledge because it is applicable in various areas of business—from employee benefits and human resources to finance, accounting and communicating with shareholders.

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Master of Taxation

Master of Taxation

Graduate in as few as 2 years.
No entrance exam required for CPAs.

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Villanova University School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 988-6738.

About our graduate tax programs

The online LLM degree in Taxation and the online Master of Taxation programs seek to cultivate true tax professionals who possess the detailed knowledge and skills to apply practical taxation expertise.

A collaboration of the Villanova University School of Law and Villanova School of Business, the online Graduate Tax programs feature in-depth instruction by a faculty of prestigious educators who bring their industry experience at the highest levels of government and in the private sector into each of their courses.

Even further, our renowned tax faculty is continually updating the programs’ rigorous and well-rounded curricula to ensure that what you learn is immediately applicable to current challenges and opportunities. This expertise facilitates the development of a robust understanding of core taxation concepts as well as the advanced knowledge and practical skills necessary to apply tax principles and current tax policy.

Our philosophy is simple: deliver cutting-edge taxation education and hands-on learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of fiscal leaders and tax experts.

The online LLM degree in Taxation and the online Master of Taxation programs seek to cultivate true tax professionals who possess the detailed knowledge and skills to apply practical taxation expertise.

Degree Benefits

What will you value most at the end of your degree program?
Students who choose us have the opportunity to:

  • Graduate with a degree from a renowned university.

  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the complex intricacies of tax law.

  • Develop specialized skills.

  • Expand services of your current practice.

  • Communicate more effectively in the area of taxation.

  • Plan comprehensive taxation strategies.

  • Pursue new opportunities as a taxation expert.

Our LLM in Taxation is designed for:

  • Established attorneys looking to develop a specialty in taxation
  • Private practice lawyers who find  themselves encountering taxation issues
  • Corporate lawyers who inform business  practices and communicate with accounting professionals
  • Law school graduates interested in carving out a niche in business or law

Our Master of Taxation degree is designed for:

  • Business professionals seeking greater knowledge of taxation
  • Private practice accountants
  • Experienced accountants who work in large organizations
  • Accountants seeking the skills and degree needed to train or educate others
  • Accountants who pursue lifelong learning to stay current

Why choose Villanova online?

Prestige & Recognition
No matter where you live or work, you now have the opportunity to earn an advanced tax degree from a nationally recognized, interdisciplinary tax program. Our online graduate tax programs deliver the same quality education as our on-campus programs using different technologies. In addition to live sessions, we developed a companion asynchronous environment using a combination of tools, such as recorded presentations, discussion forums and interactive case studies, to allow you to continue learning according to your own schedule.
Collaboration & Networking
As a student in either our online LLM in Taxation or Master of Taxation programs, you are connected to your peers in the virtual classroom as well as to our faculty. You have ample opportunities to engage and interact with fellow attorneys and accountants, and your professors provide you with frequent assessment so you can gauge your progress throughout the program. Your faculty also provides virtual office hours for each course.
Convenience & Flexibility
Many of our students, like you, have professional and personal obligations that prevent them from attending class on-campus. We’re proud to provide a highly innovative and engaging platform that brings the quality of a Villanova education online. You can learn the same rigorous curricula that we teach on campus one course at a time in a flexible, online format.