ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID

Application Deadlines

  • Summer session [online format only] – April 1st
  • Fall session – July 31st
  • Spring session – November 30th

Applicants must submit an online application. Admission to the program is granted on a rolling basis. Admission is offered to qualified applicants whose previous academic or other experience and test scores, when applicable, indicate a high probability of success in the program.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Laws in Taxation, the Master of Taxation or Certificate Programs, applicants must provide the following materials:

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • JD from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or completion of all requirements to practice law in a foreign country.
  • Official transcripts* for all credits leading to that degree.
  • One letter of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Essay identifying professional goals that are consistent with the purposes of the Villanova Graduate Tax Program
  • Resume

*E-transcripts are the preferred method of delivery and should be sent directly from the institution to graduatetaxprogram@law.villanova.edu.

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • Baccalaureate degree in accounting or a business-related degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts* from each institution of higher-learning attended in which six (6) or more credits were earned.
  • In addition, MT applicants must be a licensed Certified Public Accountant or have either passed the CPA exam or have taken the GMATs, or GREs within the last five (5) years. Official test scores or a copy of the CPA exam results or license must be submitted.
  • One letter of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Essay identifying professional goals that are consistent with the purposes of the Villanova Graduate Tax Program
  • Resume

*E-transcripts are the preferred method of delivery and should be sent directly from the institution to graduatetaxprogram@law.villanova.edu.

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • Attorney-applicants must meet the same requirements as LLM applicants.
  • Non-attorney applicants should follow the requirements set forth for MT applicants.
  • Please note that applicants that are neither attorneys nor accountants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Additionally, the candidate must have a professional certification in the financial planning area (e.g., CLU, CFP) and experience in individual business, financial planning, or both.
  • One letter of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Essay identifying professional goals that are consistent with the purposes of the Villanova Graduate Tax Program
  • Resume

 

Tuition

Tuition for all Graduate Tax Program courses for the 2021-2022 academic year is $1,550 per credit hour. There are no additional fees for either the online or on-campus program format.  

The University Board of Trustees may increase tuition in future academic years.

Scholarships

Beginning in Fall 2021, scholarships will now be available for all new LLM and MT students applying to the on-campus program. Students who are interested in the on-campus program scholarship can apply for consideration as part of their admission application, no additional forms are necessary. Please reach out to Tim Dinan, Program Coordinator for more information about on-campus scholarships.

Each semester, scholarships are available for new LLM and MT students applying to the online program.  To learn more about information about scholarships for the online program, contact our enrollment team.

Financial Aid

In order to qualify for financial aid, a student must be (1) admitted to the Program; (2) a U.S. citizen, national or an eligible non-citizen; (3) enrolled at least half-time; and (4) must meet any other applicable requirements identified by the Villanova Law School Financial Aid Office. For purposes of the financial aid rules applicable to the Graduate Tax Program, two courses are considered half-time participation and three or more courses are considered full-time participation.

For information about loans and financial aid, contact the School of Law Financial Aid Office. Call: 610-519-7015, email: finaid@law.villanova.edu.

Health Insurance

Villanova University offers health insurance plans for graduate students who are enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits and who attend classes on-campus. Students enrolling in the University-sponsored plan can also include their spouse and children on the plan.  

International Applicants

Applicants must have excellent English language writing and speaking ability. In addition to the required documents, applicants whose native language is other than English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL exam) and obtain a score exceeding 100 points on the internet-based TOEFL exam (with minimum scores of 25 in each of the four sections) or 600 on the paper-based TOEFL exam (with minimum scores of 60 in each of the three sections).

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

FOR ONLINE PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT STUDENTS ENROLLING IN ONLINE COURSES OR PROGRAMS

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania. 

Read the notices for distance education programs.

PHONE:
610-519-7043 or
1-888-GRAD-TAX

EMAIL:
graduatetaxprogram@law.villanova.edu 

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 AM – 6:30 PM. Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM. (Fridays in Summer until 12 PM.)