Master's and LLM Degrees

Master of Tax

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The Graduate Tax Program is a 45 quarter credit hour program that was created at the University of Denver in 1975 in response to the demand for trained tax specialists in both the legal and accounting professions.  Since then, Denver has become a national hub of tax professionals and tax expertise.  Our thriving tax community and the excellent reputation of our program has made our graduates highly sought after by some of the top accounting firms in the country.

The Graduate Tax Program prepares students for entry into professional tax practice in both the public and private sectors. Through the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the law graduate learns the accounting aspects of tax practice, and the accounting graduate acquires a thorough understanding of the legal process. To be competitive in the marketplace, non-lawyers should plan to earn the CPA designation.

The educational standards of the Program are rigorous, but our students and graduates consistently comment on how they are the most prepared and knowledgeable of their colleagues. The environment, however, is one of cooperation rather than competition, and the teaching attitude is both helpful and challenging. The Program is dedicated to the pursuit of superior professional competence, and students with similar aspirations find their studies in the Graduate Tax Program entirely rewarding.

McKayla Johnson, '18
"The Graduate Tax Program at DU has been a life changing experience.  While at DU, I have been challenged in a way that has enabled me to improve my writing, researching, critical reading & thinking skills. I have also made wonderful friends."

An added bonus for our students is that we create high quality video recordings of all of our classes. All students have access to the recordings for the classes they are enrolled in. This is particularly helpful if you miss a class or just want to review the lecture again. If you have an employment offer outside of the Denver area, it is easy to switch to online student status to complete your degree.

Can't move to Denver? Earn your Master of Taxation online.  High quality recordings of the actual classes make it seem like you are there in person.


“As a CPA, I really enjoyed taking classes with attorneys and other experienced classmates because they always contributed different perspectives to the class, stimulating me to think further.”  -Xiaoyi Liu, ‘16

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208