MT Application Instructions - Capital University Law School

MT Application Instructions

  •  Capital University Law School Master of Taxation Application  

    In assessing an applicant’s academic record, the committee will pay attention to the nature and quality of previous educational experiences both undergraduate and graduate, supported by official transcripts, educational institutions, class rank, grade point average generally, and grades in courses related to taxation and business. Other factors considered will include the prospective student’s work experience.

    Applications to the Master of Taxation program are accepted at all times. Applicants may apply for fall or spring admission. Application deadlines are:

    Fall: July 1
    Spring: December 1
    Summer: April 1

    Submit personal statement, resume, original transcripts and letters of recommendations directly to Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey, Assistant Dean of Admission, JD and Graduate Law Programs, at the following address:

    Capital University Law School
    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215-3200
    (614) 236-6344 (office) (614) 236-6972 (fax)

    Substantive questions about the program may be directed to:

    Lisa M. Diem, J.D.
    Assistant Dean for Graduate and Professional Law Programs
    Capital University Law School
    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215-3200
    (614) 236-6444 (office) (614) 236-6956 (fax)

    Read all the information carefully before submitting your application. Files are not reviewed for admission until all required materials are received. Failure to answer all questions or submit all required documents will delay application processing.


    Admission Requirements

    1. A baccalaureate degree at an institution accredited by one of the six regional accrediting affiliates of the American Council on Education. 
    2. Successful completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of business and accounting courses which must include classes in federal personal income taxation and business law (including agency, partnerships and corporations). 
    3. Demonstrated aptitude to undertake graduate tax studies as evidenced by the following criteria:
      1. Accounting and undergraduate academic record, including grades in accounting, tax and tax related courses;
      2. Relevant published and unpublished written work (applicants are encouraged to attach to their application evidence of writing ability including tax and business-related articles);
      3. The nature and duration of accounting experience, including possession of professional certificates such as the CPA or CMA; and
      4. The score achieved no earlier than five years prior to the application on a nationally competitive admissions examination such as the LSAT, GMAT or GRE (taking these tests is not required for admissions to the M.T. program but if the exam has been taken the results may indicate aptitude for success in the program.)

    Application Instructions

    Before a candidate is considered for admission to the M.T. program, we must receive: 

    1. The online application, which includes institution forms for each post-secondary school attended
    2. A personal statement and a resume. Personal statement: The statement gives applicants the opportunity to describe their reasons for pursuing an M.T. degree and to elaborate on their abilities and experience 
    3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
    4. Two letters of recommendation

    Transcripts for Capital University Law School alumni and current students can come directly from the Office of Records and Registration to the Graduate Law Programs Admissions Office once you authorize the Admissions Office to obtain those transcripts. Send the authorization to Letters of recommendation are not required, but you must submit the names and contact information of two professional or academic references.

    In addition to the information above, the following information is for applicants with degrees from institutions outside the United States:

    1. The applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
    2. If English is not your first language OR you attended a school in which the majority of classes were not conducted in English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The TOEFL and IELTS may be waived if you have earned a degree from a college or university in the United States. In lieu of a TOEFL or an IELTS score, the applicant may provide a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT score.
      1. For applicants required to provide a TOEFL or an IELTS score: The minimum acceptable score on the paper-based test (PBT) is 600 and the minimum acceptable score on the internet-based test (IBT) exam is 100. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0.
    3. The applicant must secure appropriate visas for entry into the United States.