The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits
MJ in Estate Planning
Our MJ in Estate Planning offers aspiring professionals the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and their marketability in the field of estate planning. Financial planners, personal financial advisors, and wealth counselors will study the core estate planning fundamentals of this dynamic area. Studying in the MJ program will ultimately sharpen your ability to structure tax-efficient transactions that best suits your clients’ estates.
Our curriculum remains timely, focused, and relevant in the field of estate planning. MJ candidates will benefit from our transactional approach to estate planning which will help you develop a comprehensive knowledge of the area. You will also benefit by acquiring new skills that will enable you to think analytically and critically in this fast-paced field. We take pride in the depth and breadth of the materials covered in our curriculum. Our faculty is committed to providing you with an outstanding educational experience.
Our curriculum emphasizes the identification of issues and prepares you to apply the law creatively to meet the client's goals. Courses are taught by experienced estate planning practitioners who are engaged in the cutting-edge aspects of their specific fields of expertise.
Learn more about the online experience at eDegrees distance education.
MJ in Estate Planning candidates must have five years of previous tax experience and must complete 24 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to required courses, candidates must complete two introductory law courses. Thereafter, candidates pursuing the degree will select elective courses from the same offerings available to attorneys seeking their LLM in Estate Planning.
Our program is flexible. It accommodates the diverse needs and experiences of degree candidates. The program may be pursued full-time and completed over two semesters or completed part-time in less than five years. All classes are offered online.
Due to the diversity of courses offered and flexibility of eCourses distance education, degree candidates interested in pursuing the LLM in Estate Planning should consult with the Center to plan a specific degree program tailored to their needs.
- Introduction to Legal Analysis (TX 303, 1 Credit)
- Substantive Law Overview (TX 304, 2 Credits)
- Tax Accounting (TX 301, 2 Credits)
- Estate Planning I (EPL 411, 2 Credits)
- Estate Planning II (EPL 412, 2 Credits)
- Estates & Trusts Admin & Post-Mortem (EPL 417, 2 Credits)
- Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (EPL 418, 2 Credits)
- Wealth Transfer Taxation I (EPL 414, 2 Credits)
- Wealth Transfer Taxation II (EPL 415, 1 Credits)
Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.
- Asset Protection Planning (EPL 437, 2 Credits)
- Charitable Contributions (EPL 430, 2 Credits)
- Closely Held Businesses: Taxation & Succession Planning (EPL 440, 2 Credits)
- Estate Planning for Elderly or Disabled (EPL 451, 1 Credit)
- Estate Planning for Multinational Clients (EPL 450, 1 Credit)
- Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples (EPL 453, 1 Credit)
- Estate Planning for Young, Married Couples (EPL 452, 1 Credit)
- Estate Planning With Insurance Products (EPL 436, 1 Credit)
- Estate Planning With Retirement Plans (EPL 438, 2 Credits)
- Ethical Issues in Estate Planning (EPL 424, 1 Credit)
- Fiduciary Duties (EPL 420, 1 Credit)
- Graduate Seminar in Estate Planning (EPL 490, 1-2 Credits)
- Personal Financial Planning (EPL 435, 2 Credits)
- State Inheritance and Estate Taxation (EPL 426, 1 Credits)
- Survey of Estates and Trusts (EPL 405, 2 Credits)
- Survey of Federal Income Tax (EPL 406, 2 Credits)
- Valuation Issues in Estate Planning (EPL 422, 1 Credit)