Villanova University Launches Online Master of Laws in Taxation and Online Master of Taxation Programs


VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University Graduate Tax Program is proud to announce the launch of the Master of Laws in Taxation and Master of Taxation in an online modality in addition to its on-campus counterparts. These programs can be completed in as few as 24 months. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2014 term.

“We are pleased that our Graduate Tax Program is now available in the online arena. This delivery method expands our geographic reach and enhances the level of diversity in our classes. It also allows our nationally-renowned tax faculty to support legal and accounting professionals across the globe in broadening their expertise and achieving their goals,” said Leslie Book, professor of law and online program director of the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program.

The online graduate programs in taxation at Villanova meld real-world education with professional responsibility in tax practice. Developed by Villanova University School of Law (VLS) in conjunction with the Villanova School of Business, the rigorous 24-credit-hour curriculum of the online LLM and MT programs examines taxation from multiple perspectives, allowing students to explore how the law and accounting affect the field’s ever-changing landscape. The programs deliver a sophisticated blend of accounting, legal and business expertise designed to develop a complete tax professional who can serve as an expert in taxation in a variety of professional environments. Courses explore the full spectrum of taxation practice, including federal, state and international taxation; individual and corporate income tax; taxation of trusts and estates; employee benefits; and federal transfer taxes and tax procedure.

The in-depth curriculum is delivered by educators with years of practical experience and distinguished service in the legal and accounting fields. In addition to providing a high level of coursework relevance, the faculty is committed to supporting students during and after completion of the program, including one-on-one mentoring.

Students in these programs can also gain valuable real-world experience, as well as advanced training in tax law and tax procedure, through a wide variety of hands-on learning opportunities.

For more information about the curriculum or the program requirements for Villanova’s online graduate tax programs, click here or contact a school representative at 1-866-803-9714.

About the Program Director:

Leslie Book is a Professor of Law and former Director of the Graduate Tax Program and Federal Tax Clinic at Villanova University School of Law; he is also currently Director of Villanova’s innovative on-line degree program in taxation. In law review articles, research reports for the Taxpayer Advocate Service, testimony before Congress and the IRS, and on the blog Procedurally Taxing, Book has written extensively about tax administration, tax law and tax policy, including the challenges facing the IRS in administering refundable credits, the role of tax return preparers, tax compliance and tax procedure. He is the successor author for the treatise IRS Practice and Procedure, originally written by his mentor and colleague Michael Saltzman. Book is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel and is an active member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.

About Villanova University:

Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s five colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.