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 tax 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 will also be discussed. The certificate is designed to create the foundation for a career as a state and local tax expert. The program will also provide the skills necessary to become competent in doing multistate tax research to effectively develop answers to client questions and planning options.

All courses (except TA 346K) are offered on-site at the SF campus and online

TA 346K offered on-site at the Seattle campus


Admission to the program is open to anyone who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must provide an official and complete transcript documenting the award of the undergraduate degree with an overall grade point average of B or better.

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: $3,195 per 3-unit course.

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


This program is offered at the following locations: