Master of Laws in Taxation FAQS

How do I start the application process?

Click here to start your application. You can also reach out directly to the enrollment team by email or by phone at 1-866-803-9714.

What’s the difference between the LLM and the MT?

The Master of Laws (LLM) is for attorneys who have graduated from a law school approved by the ABA or have completed all the requirements to practice law in a foreign country, while the Master of Taxation (MT) is geared toward candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a business-related field.

Is the LLM in Taxation program all online/would I ever have to go on campus for anything?

The LLM program can be completed 100% online, with no residency requirement. An on-campus program is offered for those interested. Click here for more information.

What’s the difference between the on-campus and online programs?

The only difference is the delivery method. In the campus-based program, students meet in a physical classroom; the online program allows students to meet in a virtual space once a week while completing class assignments throughout the week. The program is flexible, allowing students to take both campus and online courses to complete their degree.

If I need to take a break due to work or family, is that possible?

Yes, there is flexibility in terms of time to completion. While the program can be completed in as few as 18 months, enrolled students have up to 5 years to complete the program requirements.

Are there requirements to be online at a certain time of day?

There is a live component to the weekly courses. It is held in the evening and lasts approximately 60 minutes. Attendance is highly encouraged and generally expected. However, the live component is recorded, so that in the rare instance attendance is not feasible, students can review the covered material at their convenience.

Does Villanova allow transfer credit?

Yes, a maximum of six credits of transfer credit may be possible. Transfer credit will be considered for individuals who have taken graduate-level, tax-focused coursework within the past two years. Tax courses taken as part of the JD degree are not considered for transfer.

Will I be able to participate in Villanova’s on-campus graduation ceremony?

Yes. Online students have access to all of the same events as campus-based students.

On average, how many hours per week do I need to dedicate to the program?

Students should anticipate spending an average of 20+ hours per week for three-credit courses and 15+ hours per week for two-credit courses.

Do your professors have meeting hours dedicated to online students?

Yes, professors do have dedicated office hours to speak with online students.

Where can I find out about financing options?

To learn more visit our Application Steps page.

Does the Villanova online program offer scholarships?

Scholarships available to qualified online LLM and MT candidates for Spring 2021.


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