LLM PROGRAM DETAILS

Admissions Requirements

  • LLM applicants:
    • JD degree from a U.S. law school or completion of all requirements to practice law in a foreign country
    • Official transcripts for all credits leading to the JD degree, which must be earned from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and must be sent directly from that institution
  • Completed application with $50 application fee
  • One letter of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • International applicants: TOEFL minimum score of 100 on Internet-based exam or 600 on paper-based exam and a transcript evaluation if graduated from a foreign institution. Applicants required to take the TOEFL should request that scores be sent directly to Villanova University (code 2959)

Cost of Attendance

ONLINE LLM TUITION FOR 2021-2022

Cost Per Credit: $1,550
Total Tuition: $37,200

BOOKS/SUPPLIES

Varies per course. The average cost of course materials for Villanova University graduate tax students is $75 per credit hour.

APPLICATION FEE

$50 non-refundable fee

TRAVEL

None. The degree can be completed 100% online.

Degree Requirements

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure the information displayed on this page is accurate. However, the information contained herein is not to be considered official. Changes may be made to courses and curriculum requirements. Program requirements along with a brief overview of each course is provided below. Courses and course descriptions are for informational purposes only and are subject to change.

Program Feature: LLM

Semester/Quarter Credit Hours: 24

Required Courses: 9
Core Courses: 6
Elective/Specialization Courses: 3

Semester Structure:

Term A = 8 weeks
Term B = 8 weeks

Curriculum

CORE COURSES (18 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS)

Survey of Tax 3.0 Credits
Taxation I 3.0 Credits
Taxation II 3.0 Credits
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders 3.0 Credits
Partnership Taxation 3.0 Credits
Professional Practice and Tax Procedure 3.0 Credits

ELECTIVE/SPECIALIZATION COURSES (3 COURSES/6 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS)

Accounting for Income Taxes/ASC-740 2.0 Credits
Taxation of Corporate Acquisitions and Reorganizations 2.0 Credits
Public Charities: Law & Compliance 2.0 Credits
International Tax 2.0 Credits
State and Local Tax: Foundations 2.0 Credits
State and Local Taxation: Sales and Use and Indirect Taxes 2.0 Credits
State and Local Taxation: Income and Franchise Taxes 2.0 Credits
State and Local Taxation: Controversy and Litigation Issues 2.0 Credits
State and Local Taxation: Advanced Issues in Business Transactions 2.0 Credits
Wealth Tax 2.0 Credits
Charitable Gift Planning 2.0 Credits
Principles of Wealth Management 2.0 Credits
Fundamentals of Lifetime Income & Estate Tax Planning Techniques 2.0 Credits
Fundamentals of Testamentary Estate Planning Techniques 2.0 Credits
Taxation of Trusts and Estates 2.0 Credits
Qualified Pensions and Profit Sharing Plans I 2.0 Credits
Qualified Pensions and Profit Sharing Plans II 2.0 Credits
Employee Benefits 2.0 Credits
Advanced Topics in Employee Benefits 2.0 Credits
Executive Compensation 2.0 Credits

Courses and course descriptions are for informational purposes only and are subject to change.

Graduate Certificates

Employee Benefits Certificate

The Employee Benefits Certificate is available to attorneys, accountants, and other highly-qualified professionals. The curriculum focuses on the field of employee benefits law with coursework designed from the practitioner’s perspective and provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the complex federal laws that govern the taxation of employee benefits. Contact an Enrollment Advisor to Learn More.

Estate Planning Certificate

Learn to effectively navigate federal estate and gift tax laws by developing a specialized expertise in estate planning. This graduate certificate explores the intricacies of estate tax through courses that cover wealth tax, trusts, charitable gift planning and more. Earn a graduate certificate in estate planning by completing five courses as a standalone program or in conjunction with your LLM or MT. Graduates emerge with skills to assist individuals and businesses through a range of complex estate tax issues. Contact an Enrollment Advisor to Learn More.

State and Local Tax Certificate

Expand your expertise to include a specialized focus on State and Local Taxation (SALT) to help today’s businesses remain in compliance with continually adapted requirements. Earn a graduate certificate in five courses as a standalone program or in conjunction with your LLM or MT. Courses are taught by leading SALT practitioners and are designed to help tax professionals provide in-demand state and local tax services. Contact an Enrollment Advisor to Learn More.

 

Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania. Read the Notices for Distance Education Students.