The Villanova University interdisciplinary Graduate Tax Program is conducted jointly by the Charles Widger School of Law and the Villanova School of Business.
Nationally known full-time faculty from the Law School and Business School, complemented by adjunct faculty who are some of the region’s top private and public sector practitioners, teach over 40 courses over fall, spring and summer semesters. Students are drawn from both the legal and accounting professions and interact, in and out of the classroom, in an educational dimension that broadens and sharpens their understanding of both federal tax law and procedure, and of the interests and aims of the opposite discipline. The program is offered on-campus and in an online format.
The Program is designed and presented with the expectation that its graduates will emerge with significantly enhanced practical skills for issue identification and problem solving in the tax area, together with a heightened sensitivity to their professional role in the tax system and the role of that system in individual, commercial and financial affairs. The Program stresses professional responsibility in tax practice and encourages the development of research and communication skills through the use of the digital research and communication facilities of the Law School.
In addition to a broad based curriculum that offers significant depth in course coverage, certificate programs in Estate Planning, Employee Benefits and State and Local Taxation (SALT) provide qualified professionals with an intense course of study in these three specialty areas.