Common graduate tax degree programs include the Master of Taxation, Master of Laws in Taxation, and Master of Science in Taxation. Online Master of Laws programs are usually designed for working attorneys who already hold a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, while online Master of Tax programs prepare graduates for careers in tax preparation and consulting. Online master's degree programs in taxation are fairly common. To help you find the right program to meet your needs, check out some schools that are highly ranked and offer a diverse blend of education and career preparation.
New York University in New York, NY
In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked New York University as the sixth best law school and 36th best university in the United States. The publication also named NYU the top school in the nation for tax law. In addition to the main campus center in Manhattan, NYU has 13 international research sites on five continents. NYU offers an Executive Master of Laws in Tax program in an online, part-time format for working attorneys. The 24-credit program can be completed in three to five years, taking just four credits per semester. Students must complete two credits at the New York City campus. Available areas of concentration include business tax, estate planning, and international tax.
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University's College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The school offers a Master of Tax program that prepares students for the Certified Public Accountant examination and employment in the field. Studies are self directed, so online students can choose to study full-time or balance their coursework with full-time employment. Core courses include tax research, corporate taxation, and partnership taxation.
Top Schools with Online Programs in Taxation
These schools also offer master's degree programs in taxation.
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Location|
|Bentley University||Students can network with more than 3,000 alumni; home to the largest graduate tax program in New England||Waltham, MA|
|Golden Gate University - San Francisco||Tax hiring authorities on TaxTalent.com ranked the university as the top Master of Science in Taxation program in the country||San Francisco, CA|
|Nova Southeastern University||The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship prepares students to sit for the CMA exam||Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Host to the annual Women and the Law Conference as well as the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture Series||San Diego, CA|
|University of Alabama||Master of Laws and Taxation programs are offered through fully interactive video and audio presentations, allowing working professionals to advance and/or complete continuing education credits||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|University of Southern California - Los Angeles||The 19th best law school according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings||Los Angeles, CA|
Students who want to study tax at the master's level but require the flexibility of an online degree can find programs at several well-respected institutions.