Terry’s 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 Master of Accountancy – Taxation. Applicants should have taken both the GMAT and the LSAT.

Program Structure

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

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

Note: 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

Note: 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

Bar Exam Requirements

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

MAcc Admissions

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Contact Us

Email MAcc admissions, or contact Shannon Hinson at the University of Georgia School of Law.