Associate Dean of the Law School: Matt Cordon
Director of Graduate Accounting Programs: Tim S. Thomasson
Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs: Patsy Norman
Students interested in a tax career requiring complementary skills in both law and tax accounting may complete the JD and MTax degrees concurrently. Law courses substitute for twelve semester hours of course work (one semester) in the MTax curriculum and accounting courses substitute for twelve quarter hours of course work (one quarter) in the JD curriculum. Completing the combined program effectively “saves” one semester and one quarter of study. Students must consult with advisors in both the Law School and Business School to determine course substitutions and the best sequence of courses.
Students must apply and be accepted separately into both programs. Therefore, both the GMAT and LSAT exams are required. International applicants must submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score unless their baccalaureate degree is from an accredited U.S. university. Additional admissions requirements can be found under the Business School Admissions
Students receive twelve hours of credit toward their JD upon the successful completion of the required MTax courses and twelve hours of credit toward their elective requirement for the MTax upon successful completion of Law School course work. Thus, JD/MTax students complete 114 quarter hours of law and twenty-one semester hours of graduate tax. Since both degrees are awarded simultaneously, all requirements in both schools must be completed in order to receive either degree.
While completing the JD curriculum, students concurrently enroll in the following classes:
Curriculum for the JD/MTax Joint Degree
|ACC 5361||Corporate Taxation||3|
|ACC 5362||Partnership and S Corporation Taxation||3|
|ACC 5364||International Taxation||3|
|ACC 5365||Advanced Individual Taxation||3|
|ACC 5370||Tax Research||3|
|Graduate Business Electives 1||6|
Must be approved by the Director of Graduate Accounting Programs.