Golden Gate University has the largest and one of the most respected graduate tax programs in the country, stressing real-world education and practical application of concepts and practices.

Graduate Certificate in State and Local Taxation

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

Master of Science in Financial Planning and Taxation

An innovative degree designed for financial planners who have already passed the CFP examination and wish to reinforce key planning skills, increase their expertise in the areas of taxation or estate planning, and add the academic weight of a graduate certificate and a master's degree to their professional credentials.

Master of Science in Taxation

Launch your career at the #1 rated Taxation program in the nation Ranked as the top tax graduate program in the U.S. by TaxTalent.com, the Master of Science in Taxation stresses real-world skills that empower students to be exceptional tax professionals. Many of the "Big Four" firms hire GGU graduates and send their employees to GGU to update their tax education. Courses are taught by tax practitioners and lawyers who are experts in their field – in an environment that promotes the development of analytic and communication skills. The curriculum spans estate and gift tax; partnerships; C corporations; LLCs and S corporations; California and multi-state tax; international tax; retirement plans; tax issues for individuals; and tax research. GGU provides the option for a self-paced online format or in-person as part of an Accelerated MST cohort format.

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Learn about the Master of Science in Taxation evening, online and cohort program paths from Lecturer and Director of Academic Programs of the Braden School of Taxation, Eric Lee.

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Alumni and employers discuss taxation programs at GGU.

A WHALE OF A TAX TIP

Associate Professor Jeff Karlin asks, "Is it possible to classify a killer whale for tax purposes"?