Graduate Admissions and Tuition

Admissions Criteria

The Graduate Admissions Committee of the Law School will review all applications for admission. The Committee will evaluate each candidate based on the likelihood of success in the program.

As the primary indicator of success in the program, the Committee will consider prior academic performance and other undergraduate and graduate school undertakings. However, the Committee will also take into account relevant practical experience. While the Law School does not usually require letters of recommendation and interviews for the graduate programs, the Committee may request them under appropriate circumstances.

Candidates for the LL.M. in Taxation and Business Programs must have a law degree and an academic record reflecting an ability to perform graduate work.

Candidates for the Juris Masters program must have an undergraduate degree in accounting or business from an accredited university and a minimum of 300 on the revised GRE test or 500 on the GMAT. The GMAT will be waived for applicants who have successfully completed all four parts of the CPA exam. Applicants who have successfully completed other professional licensing requirements (e.g., Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Analysts, Certified Management Accountant, etc.) can petition the Admissions Committee for a waiver of the GMAT requirement.

Because the University of Alabama also offers a in-residence Master in Tax Accounting program, for the present time, residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia are not eligible for the online Juris Masters program. However, Alabama residents and applicants from these other states who already have an MTA degree or CPA license are eligible for the JM program.

For questions or for information about the residence MTA program see this link .


Graduate Tuition

Subject to Board approval the tuition rate for *all programs for Fall 2017  will be $1,574 per credit hour. *Tuition grants are currently available for Juris Masters students on a first come, first serve basis. The grants will reduce tuition for new JM students. There are no additional fees in any of the programs. Tuition for in-state and out-of-state students is the same rate. Although the Law School does not offer other scholarships, students can take 5 semester hours or more which permits students to be 1/2 time and thus eligible for Federal Financial Aid. For information about this and other ways to fund your graduate education, visit Federal Financial Aid. Certificate students and non-degree candidates are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Office: or
Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0382
(205) 348-5932

You may also make an appointment to Skype with the Director.
Email for available days and times