Graduate Certificate in State and Local Taxation

A graduate certificate designed for students interested in becoming experts on state and local tax policies.


The Graduate Certificate in State and Local Taxation is a 12-unit program designed for tax professionals who are interested in building a broad-based understanding of state and local tax issues. The focus of the program is on the taxation of business entities (particularly those that operate in a multistate environment), but residency and personal income-tax issues are also covered. The certificate is designed to impart a foundation of knowledge for a career as a state and local tax expert. The program also provides competency in multistate tax research to effectively develop answers to client questions and planning options.


Some certificate courses have prerequisites that must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework, or by taking the courses at Golden Gate University) before the certificate courses can be completed.

Students currently enrolled in the MST program, can count the classes listed under "Curriculum" towards the completion of their MST Degree.

Read more about Admission Requirements to Certificate Programs.


Taxation Courses: $3,330 per 3-unit course.

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.


Courses in this program are offered at the following locations: