Grad Law MT FAQ

  • What is a Masters of Taxation?
    Why get a Masters of Taxation?
    Who hires Capital Law MT graduates?
    What are the admission requirements?
    What services are available to MT students?
    What courses does an MT student take?
    How many credits are required to earn an MT degree?
    Who advises MT students?
    Can MT students work while enrolled in the MT degree programs?
    How many credits are required for full time status?
    What is the tuition rate for MT credits?
    How long does a student have to complete an MT? 
    How do I get more information about the program 

    What is a Masters of Taxation? 

    A Masters of Taxation (MT) is a 24 credit degree program for students with an undergraduate background in business and accounting.

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    Why get a Masters of Taxation? 

    The MT degree qualifies for the 5th year requirement now needed for those who wish to sit for the CPA exam. The MT degree also provides a student with significant knowledge and understanding of tax law and practice.

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    Who hires Capital Law MT graduates? 

    We have MT alumni working at the Big 4 accounting firms, regional accounting firms and small accounting firms. We also have MT alumni with their own practices. In addition, many of our alumni go to work for the tax and accounting departments of companies like Nationwide, AEP, Limited Brands, Abercrombie & Fitch.

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    What are the admission requirements? 

    An applicant must have at least 24 credit hours of business and accounting courses and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution. In addition, an applicant must have completed at least one course each in federal taxation and business law. If the applicant has not completed both of these courses, conditional admission may be granted.

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    What services are available to MT students? 

    MT students have full access to all law school services, including financial aid, Office of Professional Development, the library, student counseling, and parking.

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    What courses does an MT student take? 

    The requirements for an MT are the same as for an LL.M. in Taxation. MT students take all of the same required courses, except that a separate section of tax research may be offered for MT students.

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    How many credits are required to earn an MT degree? 

    Like the LL.M. in Taxation, a student must complete 24 hours of tax course work. With written approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, an MT student can take up to 4 credits of advanced business law courses.

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    Who advises MT students? 

    MT students can obtain academic advising from the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. The Office of Professional Development is available to assist MT students with job search and career questions.

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    Can MT students work while enrolled in the MT degree programs? 

    Absolutely. Most of our MT students attend Capital part-time and work full-time. There are no restrictions on the number of hours that a graduate tax student can work. MT program courses are offered in the evening.

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    How many credits are required for full time status? 

    For financial aid purposes, a student must take at least 4 credits during Fall and Spring terms and at least 2 credits during Summer term to be considered a full-time student for that term.

    For immigration purposes, a student must take at least 7 credits during Fall and Spring terms to be considered a full-time student.

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    What is the tuition rate for MT credits? 

    The MT program’s tuition is the same rate per credit as J.D. tuition.

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    How long does a student have to complete an MT? 

    An MT can be completed in a single year by attending full-time. However, a student is permitted up to 6 years to complete the MT program.

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    How do I get more information about the program? 

    Contact the Graduate Law Programs at gradlaw@law.capital.edu.
     

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