Online & Part-Time Options
Complete your LL.M. degree online or part-time and get all the benefits of a Georgetown education - without taking a break from your career.
Get a first-class education with the flexibility to pursue your degree on your own schedule.
Note: International students in F-1 or J-1 status are not able to enroll in our part-time or online programs. Please email an International Student Advisor if you have any questions.
We offer three online LL.M. degrees and two online certificates, designed for working professionals, in the fields of Tax and Securities. Students enroll in the same courses as on-campus students, complete the course at the same pace, and take the same final exam.
Our Online Programs offer students the same high-quality instruction and learning experience as the traditional LL.M. and Certificate programs, but allow students the flexibility to attend class and complete assignments at times that are convenient to them. The tuition and program requirements are the same for both on-campus and online programs.
The majority of our online courses are asynchronous and lecture-capture-based, with video recordings of on-campus class lectures being posted online within 24 hours of the live class taking place. These courses do not require that a student “attend” virtually at a specific date or time.
We also have a handful of courses that are synchronous and delivered via Zoom videoconferencing technology. These classes do require live virtual attendance each week, and the delivery method and class times will be noted in the course schedule.
As our online courses are equally as rigorous as our on-campus courses, students should expect to spend approximately two-three hours per credit hour per week on coursework in addition to two hours of class time. This translates to approximately six to eight hours per week for each 2-credit class.
Students May Pursue the Following Degrees Online
- Executive (online) LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation
- Executive (online) LL.M. in Taxation
- Online M.S.L. in Taxation (for non-lawyers)
Students May Pursue the Following Certificates Online
- Special Note about Bar Exams
Completion of any online/Executive LL.M., Certificate, or MSL degree will not result in professional licensure of any kind, nor qualify a student to sit for a state bar exam. The New York Bar does not accept online LL.M. degrees and Georgetown Law does not offer any of the required Bar courses in the online format.
- Special Information for Maryland Residents
Georgetown University Law Center has been approved by the state of Maryland to offer online courses to residents of that state. Under Maryland law, we are required to provide certain information to students which relates to our program's registration status with the state as well as procedures for Maryland residents to file complaints or grievances with the Law Center. The Georgetown University Law Center Student Handbook governs the internal student complaint process. Please see the General Administrative Policies section (specifically pp. 78-79). Maryland law provides a student with the right to appeal a final outcome of an institution's grievance procedure by following the Maryland Higher Education Commission Student Complaint Process.
Cynthia Rockwell, Director for Executive and Online Programs
Email Address: Cynthia Rockwell