The University of Alabama’s online Juris Masters program provides sophisticated tax training to non-lawyers who are unable to attend classes on campus. The 30 credit-hour, two-year program offers accountants, business students and CPAs the opportunity to obtain an advanced tax degree without having to pursue the JD.
Courses in the program are taught by distinguished faculty and experienced practitioners from across the country. Whether you want to use the degree to help you qualify to sit for a CPA exam or to distinguish yourself in your certified public accounting or business tax marketplace, the JM degree was designed to add value to your career.
The course of study prepares students from accounting or business backgrounds with the fundamentals they need in Personal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Partnership Tax, Capital Transactions, Tax Procedure, and Tax Research. Students can tailor their electives with coursework that focuses on their area of expertise as identified by the elective below.
Cohorts begin in August with a required online orientation session prior to the start of classes which exposes them to their field of study and covers administrative policies and procedures. All students must also pass comprehensive exams covering the first-year required courses. These exams are administered in person at the Law School.
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. For questions or for information about the MTA program see this link.
Personal Income Tax
Tax Procedure (Civil)
State and Local Tax
Tax Exempt Organizations
Criminal Tax Procedure
Income Tax of Estates and Trusts
Executive Compensation/Employee Benefits
Special Problems in Corporate Law-Caymans
Business Law Electives
Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development
Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate Reorganization