To be admitted to the LL.M. in Taxation program, you will need:
- A J.D. degree or an equivalent (J.D. or equivalent degrees earned in the United States must be from law schools approved by the American Bar Association)
- An official transcript from each law school attended, not including the University of Baltimore School of Law
- A letter of recommendation evaluating your potential for success in the program (this is not required for graduates of the University of Baltimore School of Law).
Admission is offered to candidates whose previous academic achievement and work experience indicate promise for success in graduate study.
General Admission Procedures and Applications
Admission to the LL.M. in Taxation program is on a rolling basis. You may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semesters, or in the summer session.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Aug. 1 — for fall semester
Dec.1 — for spring semester
May 1 — for summer session
Applications received after these dates may be considered, but preference is given to those received by the deadline. Different application deadlines apply to international students/graduates of foreign schools (see below).
There are two ways to apply:
Click here to apply through the Law School Admission Council's LLM Credential Assembly Service, where you can create an account and download an application for UB’s LL.M. in Taxation program. For an application fee waiver, please contact Shavaun O'Brien.
Submit the material detailed below directly to the Graduate Tax Program Office:
- Application for admission to the LL.M. in Taxation program. Please note that the application fee has been waived.
- Official transcript from each law school attended, except the University of Baltimore School of Law
- A letter of recommendation evaluating your potential for success in the program (this is not required for graduates of the University of Baltimore School of Law)
- If you are claiming Maryland residency for tuition purposes, Maryland In-State Residency Status Form
Submit all documents to:
Graduate Tax Program Office
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, AL1112
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-5779
Admission as International Student/Graduate of Foreign School
Application deadlines are as follows:
June 1 — for fall semester
Nov. 1 — for spring semester
March 1 — for summer session
Before applying, international applicants and those with undergraduate or law degrees from schools outside the United States should contact the International Services Office at the University. This office is responsible for obtaining visas and providing other necessary information.
International applicants must meet admission requirements in addition to those required of U.S. citizens. The applicant's visa classification and academic background determine the nature of these requirements. Nonimmigrant applicants must submit the Supplemental International Applicant Information Sheet and provide current visa documentation and evidence of financial resources.
Applicants, including U.S. citizens, who earned their undergraduate or law degree at an institution outside the United States must arrange, at their own expense, to have their academic records evaluated on a course-by-course basis by a U.S. credentials evaluation service. The applicant is responsible for providing this evaluation to the Graduate Tax Program Office.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The Supplemental International Applicant Information Sheet and information about credential evaluation are available from the International Student Advisor at 410.837.4756. The admission decision cannot be made until all necessary information has been received by the International Services Office.
Certificate in Estate Planning with the LL.M. in Taxation
Candidates who want to pursue a Certificate in Estate Planning in connection with the LL.M. in Tax need to submit an Application for Certificate in Estate Planning Program in addition to the documents mentioned in the General Admission Procedures above.
Admission on a Nondegree Basis
Attorneys and other professionals may take selected courses in the Graduate Tax Program on a nondegree basis. Such individuals also may audit courses, in which case they do not take course examinations or earn academic credit. For information, contact the Graduate Tax Program Office at 410.837.4470.
Transferring Credits from Another LL.M. Program
Enrolled students may transfer up to six credits of coursework from another ABA-acquiesced LL.M. program. Transfer credits are subject to approval by the director of the Graduate Tax Program and may be granted upon receipt of an official transcript from the school attended and a written petition from the student.