A Master of Legal Studies in Taxation Online

Bachelor’s Required

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Washington University School of Law is ranked as a top-20 law school by U.S. News & World Report

We are currently accepting applications for the online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Taxation program. Blending live classes with interactive self-paced course content, the online MLS in Taxation program can be completed entirely online in as little as one year.


No GRE/LSAT Score Required

Curriculum Overview

Gain a specialized understanding of federal and state tax law — including the procedural and technical aspects — so you can help your organization make better decisions.

Optional Experiences

Explore an optional externship or faculty-guided research for hands-on experience in tax law.

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The online MLS in Taxation program prepares you to leverage your new tax law skills on the job and advance within your organization and industry. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to pursue career paths such as:

  • Tax professional
  • CPA
  • Mergers and acquisitions professional
  • Tax specialist government contractor
  • Financial product advisor

¹ 2022 Best Law Schools. (2020). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved June 2021, from https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings