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Top Ranked Masters in Taxation Schools in the U.S.

Learn about master's degree programs in taxation, which can lead to a career in tax preparation, collection, or consulting. Learn about the programs offered by four top-notch universities, and use the list at the end of the resource to find other schools that offer training for tax specialists. View article »

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  • 0:04 School Overviews
  • 0:29 Capital University
  • 0:58 Fordham University
  • 1:32 Baylor University
  • 1:52 Arizona State University
  • 2:28 Top Masters in…

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School Overviews

Master of Tax programs provide advanced coursework in financial topics. Most programs are designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or business. The four schools featured here all offer a Master of Taxation, Master of Science in Taxation, or another closely related program. They were all nationally or regionally ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

Capital University

  • Capital University in Columbus, OH

U.S. News & World Report ranked Capital University #38 among the best regional universities in the Midwest in 2017. Capital University's law school offers several master's degrees in taxation, including a Master of Taxation for Accountants, a Master of Laws in Taxation, and a Master of Laws in Business and Taxation. Course schedules are designed for working professionals and are all available in the evening.

Fordham University

  • Fordham University in Bronx, NY

Fordham University is a Jesuit school that U.S. News & World Report ranked #60 among national universities in 2017. The university's Gabelli School of Business offers a Master of Science in Taxation. A dual-degree program that combines an undergraduate degree in public accounting is also available. The MST is tailored for professional accountants, attorneys, and business professionals looking to gain a more comprehensive understanding of taxation with a graduate degree.

Baylor University

  • Baylor University in Waco, TX

Baylor University was ranked #71 among national universities in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report. Baylor University offers a Master of Taxation for students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting and prepares them for a career in tax consulting.

Arizona State University

  • Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona

The program prepares students for CPA certification in Arizona or California. The W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU provides a Master of Taxation degree, which can be completed in nine months of full-time study. Students may also pursue a dual degree with a Master of Legal Studies. Classes are offered in topics such as multi-jurisdictional tax, wealth transfer taxation, and financial statement analysis. The school was ranked the #1 most innovative university by U.S. News and World Report for 2016.

Top Masters in Taxation Schools

These schools also provide strong master's degree programs in taxation:

School Name Distinction Location
DePaul University Largest Catholic university in the nation Chicago, IL
Hofstra University Has a rolling application deadline with a 61% acceptance rate Hempstead, NY
Northeastern University Offers a part-time taxation program Boston, MA
Philadelphia University Offers a program for practicing accountants Philadelphia, PA
Robert Morris University Ranked as one of the top 200 schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report for 2017 Moon Township, PA
Wayne State University Master of Science in Taxation includes interdisciplinary studies in accounting, law, and public policy Detroit, MI

Students who want to earn a master's degree in taxation can find strong programs at well-regarded institutions around the country.


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