Online Master of Laws (Tax LLM)

Program Overview

Top-ranked, rigorous program

Specialize in tax law with a custom-built online Tax LLM program designed for licensed attorneys — ranked the No. 3 online tax law program in the nation based on U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 rankings. JD degree required.

Program Overview

Top-ranked, rigorous program

Specialize in tax law with a custom-built online Tax LLM program designed for licensed attorneys — ranked the No. 3 online tax law program in the nation based on U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 rankings. JD degree required.



Years to Complete


Online Courses


Two-Unit Courses

Hands-On Learning That Puts You First

The online Tax LLM program from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles prepares you to lead critical tax law initiatives, positioning yourself as an indispensable asset to both legal and accounting firms.

The program offers you a cutting-edge online learning experience, one designed to engage and excite. You’ll explore and master the obscure yet essential areas of tax law, as you learn by solving real problems, all while receiving meaningful feedback from a faculty of tax law experts.

In just two years, you’ll graduate with the skills and expertise to go head-to-head with any tax lawyer in the country, and become part of the nation’s tax law elite.

Career Outlook

Loyola Law School’s Tax LLM graduates are highly coveted by law firms, the Big 4, the IRS and other tax authorities throughout the United States. In fact, 90 percent of our tax law program graduates find full-time, long-term tax-related positions within nine months of graduation.

Whether you want to become resident tax expert in your current law firm — a growing, in-demand area of specialization — or plan to pursue tax planning and dispute-resolution careers at major accounting firms, the rigorous education you’ll receive within the online Tax LLM prepares you to excel in your chosen career. Regardless of your path, you will be poised to make an immediate impact.

As a student and graduate, you’ll also benefit from Loyola Law School’s extensive network of tax law alumni, nationally recognized adjuncts and accomplished faculty, individuals who can make introductions, give you practical career guidance, and help you further develop your professional and interpersonal skills.

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Curriculum: From Theory to Practice

This 24-unit program, with full- and part-time enrollment options, features 14 units of core coursework and 10 units of specialized electives. Unlike other tax law programs, our core courses provide you with a robust foundation of practical skills in corporate, partnership and income taxation.

You’ll stand out in the field with expertise in electronic tax research platforms, complex tax laws and creative legal problem-solving, and learn to communicate clearly with all stakeholders, whether it’s in the courtroom or the boardroom.

You can choose electives from one of the two areas of emphasis to further round out your tax law skill set. Our elective courses can help you customize your education based on your interests and professional aspirations.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Business Tax Planning – Gain the skills to advise business clients on how to structure their business transactions and operations in the most tax-efficient manner.

  • High Net Worth/Private Client – Learn to provide high net worth individual clients with strategies to transfer and maintain wealth in a tax-efficient manner.

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“Loyola Law graduates tend to be promoted quickly and take ownership of their career paths.”

– Chip Morgan, Partner, BDO USA LLP

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Program Outcomes

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

  • Structure business transactions and operations to minimize taxes and maximize operating efficiency
  • Draft sophisticated persuasive tax arguments and legal opinions
  • Interpret and analyze complex tax provisions and draft and critique tax policy positions
  • Navigate the many gray areas of the Internal Revenue Code and the opportunities and pitfalls they create for taxpayers
  • Present your insights and recommendations to clients using concise written and oral communications

Faculty: Student-First Instruction

Faculty: Student-First Instruction

At Loyola Law, we take pride in putting students first. Drawing from the world-class Los Angeles community of tax law professionals, our acclaimed faculty and highly regarded adjunct professors are dedicated to your success as a student and practitioner.

From teaching the intricacies of tax law to offering support and guidance; your professors and instructors are here for you, from your first class through graduation and beyond.

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“The care we have for our students doesn’t end at graduation; it’s a lifetime commitment.”

– Jennifer M. Kowal, Graduate Tax Program Director

student of Masters of Tax Law program at Loyola Law School

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online Tax LLM Program, you’ll need to submit the following:

  1. Completed application
  2. JD from an ABA-accredited law school
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Official transcripts
  5. Personal statement

Tuition and Financial Aid

This 24-unit program costs $2,050 per credit hour. Loyola Law School is dedicated to making an advanced education as accessible and affordable as possible. Learn more about our available options.


“The Tax LLM program has provided me with a wealth of knowledge in many areas of tax law, which allows me to better advise clients. It would have been very difficult to find a job in tax law without the Tax LLM program.”

– Anosh Ali, Associate at Allen Matkins

Why Choose Loyola Law School Online?

Flexible. Accessible. Diverse.

As an online student, you’ll benefit from the flexibility of being able to study whenever and wherever best fits your schedule. You can advance your career while meeting your current obligations, whether you’re working at a law firm, providing legal services to private clients or balancing personal commitments.

Our law school is one of the most diverse in America, with a high percentage of students of color, women, veterans, first-generation college students and more. Interacting within this vibrant academic community provides a broader perspective on legal problems and makes you a better lawyer.

Who you know is often as important as what you know — at Loyola Law, you can leverage the power of our alumni network, one of the largest and strongest in the country, and develop lifelong relationships with fellow students and faculty.

Learn more about why our American Bar Association–accredited school is the best choice for you.

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Affordable Advancement

Financing your online education need not be stressful. Browse our financial aid resources for more information on available options and get one step closer to earning your degree.


Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing to pursue an online degree can come with a lot of questions, and we’re here to help. If you have a question we haven’t covered, call 833-358-1724 to speak with an admissions counselor.

This program offers two areas of emphasis, Business Tax Planning or High Net Worth/Private Client, to help you tailor your learning to your interests and career goals.

To apply for the online Tax LLM, you’ll need the following:

  • Completed application
  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement

Learn more about admissions requirements.

According to Glassdoor, the average annual salary for associate tax attorneys is $247,877, while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for all lawyers will grow at a steady 8 percent through 2026.

Learn more about the career potential for graduates of the online Tax LLM.

Our online Tax LLM program is ranked the No. 3 Online Graduate Tax Law Program in the Nation, based on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings.

When you join us, you also join one of the nation’s most prestigious tax law communities and most diverse law schools, with a high percentage of students of color, women, veterans, first-generation graduate school students and more. This vibrant community gives you a broader perspective on business and financial problems and makes you a better tax practitioner.

In addition, we keep our classes small, so you can develop relationships with our acclaimed faculty, highly regarded adjunct professors and accomplished guest lecturers. Graduate practice-ready, with this network of exceptional peers and professors who can help you accelerate your career.

This online Master of Laws (Tax LLM) program is available online and on-ground. You can see all of Loyola Law School’s online and on-ground program offerings.

In terms of coursework and skills gained, these programs are essentially the same. The difference lies in the student’s academic background and career opportunities post-graduation:

  • If a student holds a law degree, they can pursue a Tax LLM and graduate ready to work in tax-related legal settings.
  • If a student does not have a law degree, they can learn the same skills and graduate ready to work in accounting firms and other tax-related positions outside of the legal field.

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1U.S. News and World Report, 2021; ranking methodology from TaxProf Blog

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