Executive LL.M. in Taxation

Annually ranked among the most elite programs of its kind, the Graduate Tax Program at Georgetown University Law Center offers a unique combination of full-time and adjunct faculty and the most extensive tax curriculum in the country.  Students who are not present in the Washington, DC area will have the opportunity to earn an Executive LL.M. degree in Taxation, which can be completed entirely by distance learning.  The Executive LL.M. in Taxation offers students the same high-quality instruction and learning experience as the on-campus LL.M. in Taxation, but allows students the flexibility to attend class and complete assignments at times that are convenient to the student. 

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

For more information about the academic requirements, please refer to the Executive LL.M. in Taxation Curriculum Essay.

Admission Requirements

The Executive LL.M. degree is open to both domestic and foreign-trained attorneys.  Like all of the Law Center’s graduate degree programs, admission to the Executive LL.M. in taxation program is highly competitive.  Applicants to the program should have taken a basic course in federal income taxation as part of their JD program.  Applicants who did not take a basic course in federal income taxation during law school (or foreign-trained applicants without any relevant coursework in U.S. tax law) may satisfy this requirement by taking Georgetown’s online course, Foundations of Federal Income Taxation and earning a passing score on a short, multiple-choice final exam.

Tuition and Fees

Executive LL.M. students pay tuition at the normal rates set by the Law Center. 

More Information

For more information about the Executive LL.M. in Taxation program, please contact Cynthia Rockwell, Director for Online and Executive Programs, at

Special Information for Maryland Residents:

Georgetown University Law Center has been approved by the state of Maryland to offer online courses to residents of that state.  Under Maryland law, we are required to provide certain information to students which relates to our program's registration status with the state as well as procedures for Maryland residents to file complaints or grievances with the Law Center. The Georgetown University Law Center Student Handbook governs the internal student complaint process. Please see the General Administrative Policies section (specifically pp. 78-79). Maryland law provides a student with the right to appeal a final outcome of an institution's grievance procedure by following the Maryland Higher Education Commission Student Complaint Process.


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