24 months
797 USD/credit 7970 USD/year
797 USD/credit 7970 USD/year
656 USD/credit 6560 USD/year
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Offered by Portland State University’s nationally-ranked School of Business, the graduate certificate in Taxation from Portland State University equips you with targeted, high-impact tax expertise. 

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The Taxation from Portland State University caters to working professionals in accounting, law, business, financial planning, and related fields. It’s also ideal for accounting majors who need a fifth year of education to qualify for the CPA exam.

Designed in collaboration with corporate tax practitioners and public accountants, the program emphasizes practical, results-oriented taxation and accounting expertise. Online courses enable you to complete the taxation certificate while you’re working full-time, and course schedules never interfere with tax season.

Whether you’re in the midst of your career or just starting, our graduate certificate in taxation can make you a more productive, more marketable tax professional.


The graduate taxation certificate is for professionals who require advanced tax expertise to achieve specific career objectives. The program caters to;

  • Accountants and tax preparers looking to upgrade their services
  • Undergraduate accounting students who seek to qualify for the CPA exam
  • CFOs, controllers, and other corporate tax specialists who are responsible for tax planning and compliance
  • Lawyers who advise clients on tax-related matters
  • Investment advisers who seek to offer tax-advantaged investments and financial planning advice 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Taxation of Property Transactions 
  • Pass-through Entities 
  • Corporate Taxation 
  • Tax Accounting Methods and Periods
  • State and Local Taxation 
  • International Taxation
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


20 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 797 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    7970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 797 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 24 months.


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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