Master of Taxation

In today’s ever-changing world of tax practice, you need a degree that will help set you apart from the competition and make long-term gains in your career.

Villanova’s Master of Taxation (MT) stresses real-world education and professional responsibility in tax practice through a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum taught by leading tax scholars and professionals. At Villanova, you’ll learn with and from business professionals, accountants and attorneys in our integrated classes, allowing for in-depth, interdisciplinary examinations of tax principles and policies.

The Master of Taxation is a 30-credit degree program consisting of six required courses and over 45 comprehensive electives to allow you to personalize your course of study. Courses are taught in an eight-week format, allowing you to concentrate on one course at a time while still finishing in two years.

Our more than 60 faculty members includes full-time tax scholars and leading practitioners from Big Four accounting firms, law firms, the IRS and other tax companies and organizations.

Students may also pursue a specialty certificate in Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, and State and Local Taxation, either together with LLM degree or on a stand-alone basis.

The MT program is available on-campus, online or in a hybrid format.



Survey of Tax

Tax I

Tax II

Professional Practice and Tax Procedure

Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders

Partnership Taxation

Tax Research and Legal Reasoning (graduation requirement that is zero credits, zero tuition charges) 

Please see the Curriculum page for a list of available electives.



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