Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Tax Law program is highly competitive. In general, only applicants with strong accounting, finance or economics backgrounds and GMAT scores of 710 or higher or GRE component scores of 163 or higher are considered. The applicant’s academic record, GMAT score, professional experience and letters of recommendation, as well as the rigor of the institutions awarding the applicant’s baccalaureate and other graduate degrees, are all taken into account.

Students will generally be admitted in the summer or fall term. Students may be admitted in the spring term if they can meet the prerequisites for courses offered that term.

Applications are accepted and decisions regarding admission are made on a rolling basis.

Qualifications

Enrollment in the Master of Tax Law program is limited to applicants who will have completed all requirements for their baccalaureate degree prior to matriculating in the program.

Application

  • Application Form (on-line here)
  • Application Fee: There is no fee to apply for matriculation in the summer or fall of 2014.
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcripts for the applicant's baccalaureate and all post-baccalaureate degrees
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, one preferably from a professor
  • Current Resume 

Personal statements should address the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for Loyola’s Master of Tax Law program, and should generally be one to two pages in length.

Applicants submitting the GMAT should select the option on the GMAT website that says:

         Loyola Marymount University
         Loyola Law School
         Master of Tax Law

Applicants submitting the GRE should use the following Designated Institution (DI) Code -3692.

Application Priority Deadlines

  • Summer matriculation: March 31
  • Fall matriculation: June 30
  • Spring matriculation: November 17

Prerequisites

Students who have not completed an introductory U.S. federal income tax course of at least three semester units prior to entry into the program must meet this requirement by (1) taking Loyola’s Income Taxation I concurrently with other MT courses in the semester in which they begin the program, (2) matriculating in the summer and taking Loyola’s Income Taxation Intensive during the summer term or (3) taking Loyola’s Income Taxation I as special students prior to matriculation.