Graduate Program in Taxation

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In today's world, tax issues are inescapable, increasingly complex and constantly changing. That is why our program focuses on building a better tax lawyer who develops the "tax sense" necessary to resolve tax problems with confidence.

Unique International Perspective & Offerings

Our location in Miami – the pivot point between S. America, N. America and Europe – enables us to draw upon the region's diverse perspectives and career-building opportunities.

Smart Sequencing of Studies

Classes are offered in an order that makes sense – students take foundational courses in the fall, and in spring they build on concepts already introduced to tackle increasingly complex issues and choose electives to develop a deeper understanding of their specific areas of interest.

Exceptional Faculty

  • The depth of our faculty allows full-time professors to focus on teaching their specialties; in addition they have particular strength in government service – Treasury Dept., IRS and Capitol Hill.
  • We attract top local, national and international experts as adjunct professors.

Personalized Attention

Our select program size (around 30 students) allows for our Program Director Patricia Brown to meet with each student to develop a personalized course schedule and guidance on career options.

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Patricia BrownThe Program's director, Patricia Brown, is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of international taxation, with specialties in tax treaty policy and the international taxation of financial products and institutions. Read More


Sarah B. Sindledecker, J.D. '08, LL.M. '11

"The LL.M. in Taxation is a challenging, fast-paced program that provided me with the technical skills and specialized knowledge to excel in the field of private client practice. The program offers students a range of courses across many different tax disciplines. This diversity allowed me to personalize my own schedule and focus on the areas of international tax and estate planning. Each of my professors was a leading expert and genuinely cared about my success. Their dedicated staff helped guide me to the right firm and adequately prepared me for the interviewing process."

Sarah B. Sindledecker,
J.D. '08, LL.M. '11

Associate, Cantor & Webb P.A.; Miami, FL

"I stepped on the UM campus; it was love at first sight...[the program] completely prepared me to do what I do... [the degree] has helped me have the legal career I wanted."

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