Graduate Certificate in Estate Planning
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University offers an online Graduate Certificate in Estate Planning to the working adult student.  This program will best benefit those engaged in professional accounting or law.  Students take on studies in federal tax and relevant state laws, preparing them for consultation and advisement.  

Studies also include the formulation, implementation, and revision of estate plans.  Develop into a well-rounded professional in a highly specialized field of service.  Take the academic step towards distinct opportunities with Golden Gate University online.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Prerequisites may need to be satisfied prior to enrollment

School Accreditation Statement

WSCUC (WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission)

GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin