What will I learn?

The Graduate Tax Program, established in 1945, is the foremost program of its kind. The graduate tax faculty includes several of the country’s leading academic figures in taxation as well as tax practitioners who combine an extraordinary commitment to teaching with practical knowledge accumulated over years of experience at the most sophisticated levels of tax practice. Alumni of the program are found in prominent positions in tax practice, government, the judiciary and academia.

The program, offered on a full-time and part-time basis, is designed to provide a firm grounding in all of the major areas of federal taxation, offering over 50 graduate-level courses annually. While not an application requirement, students are expected to have taken a basic income taxation course before enrolling because all advanced tax classes take a rigorous approach to their material in order to effectively address the complexities of tax law. Going beyond a narrow, mechanical understanding, faculty emphasize theoretical and policy issues in locating responsible solutions to tax problems.

Focus on Curriculum

All full-time students will be assigned a faculty adviser to help them design a program of study. Students who wish to concentrate on areas of particular interest may follow suggested courses of study in:

General Taxation
Business Taxation
International Taxation (for US-trained attorneys)
Estate Planning
Tax Policy

Which department am I in?

School of Law

Study options

Full Time (24 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$70,400.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022, 1 September 2022


School of Law

40 Washington Square South,

New York,

10012, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for the M.A. degree must have a B.A. degree (or foreign credentials equivalent to the U.S. bachelor’s degree) and must have earned a GPA of 3.3 or better.

For international students

A candidate for the degree of Master of Laws (LLM) within the Graduate Division at New York University School of Law must hold the first degree in law (JD or LLB) from a law school that is approved by the Section of Legal Education of the American Bar Association or a bachelor of laws degree from a non-US law school approved by its foreign equivalent. Candidates who received their legal education from schools in Bologna-signatory countries must have academic credentials that permit them entry into legal practice.

TOEFL iBT achieve a minimum total score of at least 100, a minimum score of 26 on the reading and listening subsections, and a minimum score of 22 on the writing and speaking subsections; IELTS, the Committee requires a minimum overall band score of at least a 7, a minimum score of 7.5 on the reading and listening subsections, and a minimum score of 7 on the writing and speaking subsections.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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