Master of Legal Studies

International Tax Law and Policy

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International Tax Law and Policy


Texas A&M University School of Law’s career-relevant Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with an emphasis in International Tax Law and Policy is designed for non-lawyer professionals who don’t intend to practice law. Combining up-to-date legal education and real-world skills, you’ll gain the legal perspective and build the expertise you need to tackle legal complexities and gain a professional edge in your industry.  


As one of the nation’s largest universities, Texas A&M ranks #1 for endowment size among public universities, ranking seventh overall. You’ll have access to the worldwide Aggie network of over 500,000 alumni, which includes more Fortune 500 Top 100 corporate CEOs than any university in the nation.

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Small class sizes provide students with personal attention from our world-renowned, nationally ranked faculty.

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No entrance exam requirement, flexible start dates, and a full or part-time course load allow for an academic experience that fits into your personal and professional life.

Master of Legal Studies | International Tax Law and Policy Emphasis

30 credits | 3 hours core courses, 27 hours approved elective courses 

Our career-relevant Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in International Tax is built for non-lawyers and aims to combine up-to-date legal education with real-world skills relevant to the international tax law industry. 

Texas A&M University School of Law’s online degree program covers international taxation legal complexities from a data-management and risk analysis perspective. Offered in a flexible online format, you can craft a personalized curriculum that will perfectly fit your professional ambitions. Possible focus subjects include: 

  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Transfer Pricing I – Tangibles, Services, and Risk
  • Transfer Pricing II – Tax of Intangibles
  • International Taxation and Treaties I
  • International Taxation and Treaties II
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • U.S. International Tax Risk Management
  • E.U. Taxation
  • International Tax Risk Management I
  • Domestic Tax Systems Risk Management 

Certificate | International Tax Law and Policy

12 credits | 3 hours core courses, 9 hours specialized courses 

Graduate-level law certificates at Texas A&M University are designed for professionals interested in specialized legal training and an in-depth understanding of legal aspects of their industry without the monetary and time commitment of a full master’s degree. Courses are offered via asynchronous distance learning, allowing working professionals to access coursework and assignments on their own schedule. This online format includes case study assignments and regular interaction with classmates through video meetings, audio casts, chat rooms, discussion boards, and group breakout sessions. 

 The Certificate in International Tax Law and Policy is designed for new and experienced international tax professionals, including accountants, economists, and financial leaders. The certificate prepares these individuals to effectively address complex legal and policy challenges with respect to global tax risk as they apply to policies, business, and economic factors. Participants learn about important U.S. and international laws, regulations and policies in the international tax risk management field, advances in theory and practice, and applications of law, regulation and policies through case studies. Upon completion of the program, individuals will be able to synthesize scenarios, practice, and legal regulation in the tax risk management field and provide analysis or judgments for consideration to organizational leadership with a nuanced perspective. 


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