LLM in Taxation

USF offers the premier option in Northern California to prepare for tax practice.

Located at the university's downtown campus in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District and online for students in many states, the LLM in Taxation program is offered to both full-and part-time students. Special financial aid packages are available. Up to 12 JD transfer credits from an ABA-accredited law school may be accepted with approval from the academic director. 

Ranked 3rd best JD tax program and 8th best LLM tax program by Tax Talent

The LLM in Taxation application is now available online through the Law School Admission Council at www.lsac.org. The PDF iconLLM in Taxation Application is also available for download.

Visit the How to Apply page to find step-by-step instructions for applying to this new program. Please read the information carefully to ensure prompt and accurate processing of your application.

Please note that the Law School will continue to accept applications after our priority application deadline, space permitting. However, early application filing is encouraged in order to receive an application decision in a timely manner.

The Admissions Committee reviews files in the order they are completed, on a rolling basis. Therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to submit the complete application with supporting materials as early as possible. Applicants will be reviewed once all required documents and the application fee have been received.

Applicants will be evaluated on academic and personal criteria. Academic information to be submitted with the application includes law school transcripts and other university records. Personal information includes extracurricular activities, employment experience, and other biographical information. Recommendations from professors or employers and a personal statement from the applicant are also required. All documents that are not in English, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be accompanied by an English translation.

Required Coursework

  • Federal Taxation of Property Dispositions (2 units)
  • Federal Tax Accounting & Timing Issues (2 units)
  • Federal Tax Procedure & PR (2 units)
  • Graduate Corporate Taxation (3 units)
  • Graduate Partnership Taxation (3 units)
  • Tax Research (1 units)
  • Electives: 11 units

Learn More

For a list of states USF is authorized for online degree programs, visit www.usfca.edu/state-auth.