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Top Masters in Taxation Programs: List of Schools

Read on to learn about schools where you can earn a graduate degree in taxation. See what makes these schools stand out, and get details about program options to decide if one of them is right for you.

School Overviews

Many master's degree programs in taxation are geared toward accounting professionals with some work experience. These programs may offer evening and weekend classes as an alternative to a full-time daytime course load. Law students interested in taxation may also receive graduate level training through degree programs leading to a Juris Doctor or a Master of Laws. The schools below are both highly regarded among national universities, as well as having other distinctions.

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School Highlight:University of Illinois' College of Business was ranked 3rd in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 ranking of the best graduate business schools for accounting.

The College of Business offers an executive-style Master of Science (M.S.) in Taxation program for working professionals. Applicants must have two years of work experience to enroll in this evening and weekend program. Students study such subjects as taxation of partnerships and corporations, tax policy, international taxations and tax research.

2. University of Denver in Colorado

School Highlight: University of Denver's M.S. in Taxation and LL.M. in Taxation programs available on campus and online.

The University of Denver is a private research institution of higher learning that was ranked in the top 100 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2015.

The graduate tax program at the Sturm College of Law is designed for students in both accounting and law. Candidates of both backgrounds take the same courses, which are directly based on policies of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service. Upon completion of the program, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) is awarded to graduate law students, while a Master of Taxation (M.T.) is awarded to all other graduates. A dual degree program is offered, in which students may earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and an LL.M. concurrently.

Top Schools with Graduate Taxation Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Arizona State University Master of Taxation program can be completed in nine months of full-time study Tempe, AZ
Baruch College/CUNY Accounting or business background not required for fall or spring admission to this full-time or part-time M.S. in Taxation program New York, NY
California State University - Fullerton Part time, evening M.S. in Taxation is the only program of its kind in Orange County to hold Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation Fullerton, CA
DePaul University Offers M.S. in Taxation program on campus and online Chicago, IL
Mississippi State University Applicants to Master of Taxation program may be granted conditional admission if they don't meet all requirements Mississippi State, MS
Northeastern University Part-time M.S. in Taxation program offers fall, spring and summer admission Boston, MA
University at Albany, SUNY M.S. in Taxation program offers tax law course in collaboration with nearby Albany Law School Albany, NY
University of Baltimore LL.M. in Taxation can be completed with a concurrently earned Certificate in Estate Planning Baltimore, MD
University of Miami M.S. in Taxation program offers specialization in federal taxation Coral Gables, FL

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