Juris Doctor and Masters of Professional Practice in Accounting Concurrent Program
1. A baccalaureate degree in accounting or other relevant coursework from an accredited college or university.
2. Applicants must take the LSAT. Applicants can register for the test online at www.lsac.org or by obtaining a registration form by calling LSAC at (215) 968-1001.
3. Applicants are required to register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and to forward all undergraduate and graduate transcripts directly to LSAC's Credential Assembly Services (CAS). LSAC will analyze your transcripts, report your LSAT score, and provide the Admissions Committee with a copy of your LSAT writing sample. ONU will accept up to (3) letters of recommendation.
4. Applicants must submit the following:
- Application for Admission - Free online
- A detailed résumé
- A personal statement
CONCURRENT JD/MPPA - Full-Time Only
Students with an interest in taxation can earn both their law degree and a masters of professional practice in accounting through a concurrent degree program offered by the College of Law and the College of Business Administration. Students admitted to the program can earn both degrees within three academic years.
Concurrent degree students begin their studies with the standard ﬁrst year curriculum of the College of Law. In the summer following their ﬁrst year, students will take federal income taxation and an elective course. Following a second academic year of specialized courses and electives, students will be placed in an externship for credit that will offer a ﬁeld experience in tax accounting. The students will then complete a third year of study and earn both the law degree and the masters of accounting in the spring.
- Earn enough credits to sit for the CPA Exam
- Two degrees in three years
- Placement in a Summer externship
- Broadening your credentials in two disciplines
- Excellent preparation in tax compliance, tax planning, tax research and tax litigation
- Small classes with experienced tax professionals
Advanced coursework in:
- Professional Ethics and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
- Corporate Governance and Accounting
- Business Valuation
- Basics of Expert Testimony
- Federal Income Tax
- Research Methods in Taxation and Accounting
- Taxation of Corporations
- Taxation of Partnerships and Partners
- Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Business Planning
- Estates, Wills and Trusts