M.Sc. On Campus Online Blended


Golden Gate University

12 months
1250 USD/credit 37500 USD/year
1250 USD/credit 37500 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Taxation at Golden Gate University stresses real-world skills that empower students to be exceptional tax professionals. Many of the "Big Four" firms hire GGU graduates and send their employees to GGU to update their tax education.


Courses are taught by tax practitioners and lawyers who are experts in their field — in an environment that promotes the development of analytic and communication skills. 

Key Features 

  • The Taxation curriculum from Golden Gate University spans estate and gift tax; partnerships; C corporations; LLCs and S corporations; California and multi-state tax; international tax; retirement plans; tax issues for individuals; and tax research. 
  • GGU provides the option for a self-paced online format or in-person as part of an accelerated MST cohort format.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Federal Income Taxation
  • Federal Tax Procedure
  • Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders 
  • Federal Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships
  • Tax Research and Decision Making
  • Property Transactions
  • Tax Timing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

While GGU accepts applications on a “rolling” basis, we strongly encourage applicants to apply early.


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants should have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with at least a 3.00 grade-point average (GPA). 
  • Individuals with an undergraduate GPA below 3.00 are welcome to apply and will be considered for admission based on employment history, professional accomplishments, recommendations, etc. 
  • Certificate and open enrollment students must meet the same standards and prerequisites that apply to degree candidates.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

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


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