How to Apply for Tax Degrees
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Summer 2019 Quarter (classes begin on June 17):
- Priority Deadline: June 3, 2019
Fall 2019 Quarter (classes begin on September 9):
- Priority Deadline: July 29, 2019
- Complete online application including a non-refundable $65 application fee
Official transcripts of all college credits, sent to Graduate Tax Program directly from the college or university where the credit was earned. Previous University of Denver students are not exempt from this requirement.
- Our address for transcripts: Graduate Legal Studies, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2255 East Evans Avenue, Suite 390, Denver, CO 80208-0631.
For Master of Taxation applicants: GMAT scores are required for some students. Please read below regarding GMAT waivers. All GMAT scores must be sent electronically to the Graduate Tax Program directly from GMAC (GMAT code number MZR-6J-02). We also accept GRE scores.
GMAT/GRE Waivers: We will consider you waived from the GMAT if you meet one of more of the following qualifications:
- You received a bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration degree with a major in accounting. Cumulative GPA must be greater than or equal to 3.0.
- You received a bachelor's degree in accounting or a business administration degree with a major in accounting and you have earned a graduate degree from an accredited school.
- You have passed all four parts of the CPA exam. Verification must be uploaded to your application or sent to the Graduate Legal Studies Office.
- GMAT/GRE Waivers: We will consider you waived from the GMAT if you meet one of more of the following qualifications:
- For LL.M. applicants: Proof of a J.D. degree from a college of law approved by the American Bar Association or its equivalent (such as an LL.B.). No GMAT or LSAT is required for the LL.M. program.
Personal Statement Essay
- Please provide a 1-2 page narrative describing your background and professional goals and why you are interested in pursuing the Graduate Tax Program.
- Current Resume
- Letter of Recommendation (at least one is required)
- Students whose native language is not English and who have not received a degree from a U.S. institution must either submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (80 computer-based), an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0, or successfully complete Advanced High Level at the University of Denver English Language Center under English Conditional Admission option.