Admission to the Master of Tax Law program is highly competitive. In general, only applicants with strong accounting, finance or economics backgrounds and strong standardized test scores (i.e. the GMAT, the GRE, the LSAT, the SAT or the ACT) are considered. The applicant’s academic record, 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.


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.


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 30
  • Fall matriculation: June 29
  • Spring matriculation: November 13


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.