12 months
1812 USD/credit 54360 USD/year
1812 USD/credit 54360 USD/year
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The Taxation program from American University Washington DC is the only one of its kind offered in the Washington, DC area. This program offers the versatile and practical experience you need to excel in the tax world. 

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Our faculty are both mentors and practitioners — many of whom hold high-level positions at PwC, Deloitte, and EY.

By taking the Taxation program from American University Washington DC you'll develop and deepen your knowledge of federal and state tax codes, emerging from the program prepared to succeed in all areas of the field. 

Get the Experience you Need

The Kogod Tax Policy Center is an extension of the program and offers students additional educational opportunities outside of the classroom.

The center produces research reports and sponsors workshops focused on today's key tax policy and compliance issues. Students are encouraged to utilize the center's reports, attend workshops, and engage with researchers as part of the MST curriculum.

The Kogod Tax Policy Center is a unique resource that offers information on how tax policy and compliance issues affect small businesses, entrepreneurs, and middle-income taxpayers. The center promotes nonpartisan research and discussion about tax policy and tax compliance issues affecting those groups.

You'll also meet and network with high-profile guest speakers throughout the program. Past class lecturers have included RSN partner, David Silver, IRS agents, and taxation appeals officers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tax Planning for Individuals  
  • Tax Research and Procedure 
  • Legislative and Judicial Foundations of Income Tax 
  • Taxation of Corporations  
  • State and Local Taxation  
  • Special Tax Topics  
  • International Taxation  
  • Employee Benefit Tax Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Work Experience
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GMAT/GRE Score
  • Interview (by invitation only)
  • Application Fee & Enrollment Deposit

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    54360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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