LL.M. in Taxation

Review Application Procedure

Applicants for admission to the Graduate Program in Taxation may apply at any time, but are encouraged to do so as early as possible. Candidates for admission to the LL.M. Program in Taxation must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. In special circumstances, international students may be considered for admission if they hold a J.D., LL.B. or other non-U.S. first law degree. However, international applicants should be aware that the program focuses primarily on U.S. tax law.

LL.M. Degree-Seeking Applicants

Review the application procedure for the Graduate Program in Taxation for detailed application instructions and a link to the online application form. You may apply for either full-time or part-time admission.

Non-Matriculants and Auditors

Prospective students wishing to take one or more courses in the Graduate Program in Taxation without becoming candidates for the LL.M. degree may do so with permission. For the 2018-19 academic year, tuition for non-matriculants and auditors is $1,775 per credit hour.  Students who wish to audit the course should submit a written request to the Office of Admissions after submitting the non-degree application.

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to complete the non-degree application through the online Application Portal.

  1. Access the online application and click Sign Up to create an account.
  2. Follow the online instructions and sign in using your username and password.
  3. Under "Welcome to Illinois Institute of Technology" click Online Application, then click Start A New Application.
  4. Select Start a New Graduate Application (far left of the screen) and then click Start Application.
  5. Under the "New Application" heading, select the following drop down menu items:
    • Level: Graduate App
    • Student Type: On-Campus
    • Degree: Non-Degree
    • Academic Major: Taxation
  6. Select your entry term and then click Start Application to complete the application form and upload the required documents.

J.D. / LL.M. Joint Degree Applicants

Download the application to the J.D. / LL.M. Joint Degree Program

Application Deadlines & Course Dates

Fall 2019 Semester

Suggested application deadline:  August 15, 2019

Classes begin:  August 26, 2019

Spring 2020 Semester

Suggested application deadline:  January 10, 2020

Classes begin:  January 21, 2020

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees for the current academic year are available here. All courses carry two semester hours of credit. Students enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester may be eligible for federally sponsored educational loans.


Students who plan to enroll full-time may be eligible for a limited number of partial-tuition scholarships. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (312) 906-5360.

For more information

Office of Graduate Admissions
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661-3691

Telephone: (312) 906-5360
Fax: (312) 906-5274
TDD: (312) 906-5230
E-mail: admissions@kentlaw.iit.edu