Taxation, Master | Part time online | Pennsylvania State University | United States
12 months
1121 USD/credit 33630 USD/year
1121 USD/credit 33630 USD/year
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Gain specialized knowledge in tax law, research, analysis, and planning. Emerge with the expertise to guide an organization’s critical tax management strategy. This 100% online Taxation degree program at Pennsylvania State University provides you with a world-class education delivered at a pace that fits your active lifestyle.


With millions of pages of tax law, regulations, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) pronouncements, taxation is anything but a simple subject. You can gain the expertise you need to become a highly valued tax adviser by earning the Master's in Taxation at Pennsylvania State University, available online through Penn State World Campus. When you branch off into a career in taxation, you serve as a client advocate — someone who promotes tax compliance and limits tax liability in accordance with tax laws.

This program's core course work, taught by renowned faculty from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, explores critical topics related to international taxation, corporate taxation, tax procedure and policy, and more. We take a practical approach, engaging you with course work that integrates real-world case studies.


Taxation specialists tend to have a more consistent client base and more predictable schedules with greater work-life balance compared to some other areas of accounting. Program graduates may fill a variety of tax adviser roles with the "Big 4" and other accounting firms, large and midsize corporations, the Internal Revenue Service, government agencies, banks, hospitals, universities, and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation and Financial Reporting
  • Survey of Tax Topics
  • Tax Law and Policy
  • International Taxation
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Topics in Corporate and Tax Law
  • Auditing
  • Predictive Analytics for Business

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  • Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed.
  • English Proficiency
  • References (2)
  • Statement of Purpose — Describe how your professional experience and goals align with the Master's in Taxation. Please do not exceed 500 words.
  • Vita or Résumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1121 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1121 USD per credit during 12 months.


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