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 available for streaming 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. See our Online Programs FAQ here.
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.
- State Authorization for Online Programs
Georgetown Law is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which allows online programs that demonstrate compliance with their home state's authorization requirements to enjoy reciprocal authorization in all other SARA states, which include D.C., Puerto Rico, and all U.S. states except California. Georgetown is also authorized separately to deliver online education to students residing in California. For more information on state authorization, including state complaint processes and refund policies the university is required to comply with, please visit Georgetown's office of Compliance and Ethics web page: https://compliance.georgetown.edu/student-consumer-information/distance-education
For more information on SARA please visit: https://www.nc-sara.org/
Cynthia Rockwell, Director for Executive and Online Programs
Email Address: Cynthia Rockwell