Master of Science in Taxation
Golden Gate University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Taxation prepares students for today’s competitive marketplace with modern tax concepts, theory, trends, and knowledge.  Coursework covers topics including gift tax, partnerships, C corporations, LLCs, multi-state tax, international tax, and more.  Faculty with real-world industry experience lead students through studies in:

  • Common law
  • Business purpose
  • Step transactions
  • Tax avoidance

Develop experience in essential areas of taxation in order to form sustainable client relationships.  Explore common issues, benefits, planning, representation techniques, and more.  Graduates of GGU programs can be found holding high-level positions in top organizations across the country.  Take the academic step towards professional success in a rapidly changing field with Golden Gate University online.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission 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.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may need to submit a statement of purpose and resume.

Restricted States

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