Terry College of Business - University of Georgia

JD/MAcc

JD/MAcc Curriculum[1]

The JD/MAcc dual degree program is ideal for students who majored in accounting and who want to pursue a career in tax law and become licensed as both a CPA and an attorney. Over three years, students can graduate with both a Juris Doctor and a Masters of Accountancy – Taxation. Applicants should have taken both the GMAT and the LSAT. View the program of study information for more information.

Year 1
Fall Semester
  • Law School Core - 16 JD Credits, 0 MAcc Credits
Spring Semester
  • Law School Core - 12 JD Credits, 0 MAcc Credits
  • Corporations - 3 JD Credits, 3 MAcc Credits
Year 2
Fall Semester
  • ACCT 7420 Partnership Taxation
  • ACCT 7605 Advanced Accounting - 
  • ACCT 7415 Tax Policy & Research
  • Law School Elective
  • Cross-Credit JURI (select from list below)

Spring Semester (0 JD Credits, 15 MAcc Credits)
  • ACCT 7440 Corporate Tax
  • ACCT 7430 Income and Transfer Tax Planning
  • ACCT 7435 Cross-Jurisdictional Taxation
  • MAcc Elective
  • MAcc Elective or Advanced Corporate Tax

*You will need to satisfy the School of Law's requirement for a drafting course by the end of Year 2.
Year 3
Fall Semester
  • Law School Electives - 15 JD Credits, 0 MAcc Credits
Spring Semester
  • Law School Electives - 15 JD Credits, 0 MAcc Credits

*You will need to take the Law and Ethics of Lawyering, a Practical Skills Course, and Satisfy the Capstone Writing Requirement by the end of Year 3.


[1] Some jurisdictions, including New York, impose additional credit requirements for the bar exam. If a student plans to take the bar exam in a jurisdiction other than Georgia, the student needs to contact that jurisdiction as early as possible in the student’s educational program to determine the precise requirements to sit for the bar exam and confer with the Director of Dual Degree Programs at the law school.

Courses Eligible for Cross-Credit

  • Anatomy of an M&A Deal
  • Business Negotiations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Life Cycle of a Corporation
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Crimes
  • Tax Timing
  • Trusts and Estates I
  • Trusts and Estates II

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Departments and Program Offices

J.M. Tull School of Accounting