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The following Certificates may be combined with one of the LL.M. Degree Programs and are open to both U.S.- and foreign-educated applicants:

*U.S.-educated students may also pursue on a stand-alone basis.

The following Certificates may be completed either in conjunction with the Taxation LL.M. or may be completed on a stand-alone basis: 

**May be completed online or on-campus.

Click here for a full list of available program and certificate combinations.

These tax-related certificates (with the exception of the International Taxation Certificate) are typically pursued by U.S.-educated students, although foreign-educated applicants may pursue them on a case-by-case basis. A basic course in Federal Income Taxation is required for admission to these certificates. In addition, applicants to the Estate Planning Certificate must have taken a course dealing with decedents' estates, trusts and estates or a similar topic during their J.D. program. Because the SALT courses presuppose a basic understanding of U.S. constitutional law, the SALT Certificate is generally open only to students who received their J.D. degree in the United States. However, foreign-educated applicants may apply for this Certificate if they have acquired the requisite background knowledge through educational or work experience.

The stand-alone State and Local Taxation Certificate (SALT) and International Taxation Certificate may be completed entirely via distance learning. 

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