2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Taxation

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Online master's degrees in taxation are offered for affordable prices at all 19 schools on this list. With an average annual tuition of $16,500 and degree options ranging from MBAs and LLMs to Master's of Science in Taxation, students are bound to find a suitable online degree among these choices. The least expensive program is available at Strayer University for only $6,740 annually. Bentley University, ranked #13, offers a Master's in Taxation for $22,225 and also provides an MBA in Law and Taxation as another unique option for prospective taxation students.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or see our Overall Most Affordable Colleges. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Strayer University Annual Tuition $6,740
#2 #2 Taft University System Annual Tuition $8,900
#3 #3 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $9,810
#4 #4 University of Hartford Annual Tuition $10,050
#5 #5 Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Annual Tuition $10,800
#6 #6 University of Akron Annual Tuition $11,509
#7 #7 Florida Atlantic University Annual Tuition $13,912
#8 #8 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $15,048
#9 #9 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $15,840
#10 #10 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $17,988
#11 #11 LIU Post Annual Tuition $18,015
#12 #12 St. John's University Annual Tuition $18,880
#13 #13 Bentley University Annual Tuition $22,225
#14 #14 DePaul University Annual Tuition $23,920
#15 #15 Suffolk University Annual Tuition $24,208
#16 #16 Bay Path University Annual Tuition $24,450
#17 #17 University of Southern California Annual Tuition $24,990
#18 #18 Wayne State University Annual Tuition $25,731
#19 #19 Philadelphia University Annual Tuition $27,000
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,740
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Individual Tax Research and Planning; International Tax Planning and Research; Organizational Tax Research and Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $8,900
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Estate Taxation and Planning; Federal Income Tax Aspects of Corporate Reorganizations; Individual Retirement Plans and Distributions; Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving; Tax Fraud and Evasion; Taxation of Executive Compensation
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Individual Tax Accounting; Tax Planning and Strategies; Taxation of Business Entities; Taxation of Flow-through Entities
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Corporate Taxation; Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities; Research in Taxation; Taxation of Business Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Estate and Gift Tax Planning Techniques; Standards and Ethics of Tax Practice; Tax Fraud; Tax Incentives and Incentive Policy; Tax Planning For Closely-Held Businesses; Tax Research and Argument Techniques

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,509
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Consolidated Tax Returns; Qualified Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans; Selected Topics in Taxation: Mergers and Acquisitions; Tax Accounting; Tax Crimes and Forensics; Tax Policy & Ethics

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,912
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of Federal Income Tax; Corporate Taxation; Estates & Trusts: Planning and Taxation; Partnership Taxation; Tax Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,048
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Estate and Gift Taxation; Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships; Federal Taxation of Individuals; Tax Research Methodology/Practice & Procedures
  • Annual Tuition: $15,840
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative International Taxation; Corporate Taxation; Federal Taxation of Partnerships; Fiduciary Income Taxation; Tax Planning & Research; US Taxation of International Transactions

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,988
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Tax; Criminal Tax Procedure; Executive Compensation; Income Tax of Estates and Trusts; International Tax; Tax Exempt Organizations
#11 LIU Post
  • Annual Tuition: $18,015
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Project Management for Tax Professionals; Tax Exempt Organizations; Taxation of Corporate Restructurings; Taxation of Financial Instruments; Taxation of High Net-Worth Individuals; Taxation of S Corporations

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Consolidated Federal Income Tax Returns; Corporate Distributions, Liquidations and Reorganizations; Global Taxation Systems; Sales, Use, and Property Taxation; Tax Planning for European Union Member Country; Tax Planning for High Net-Worth Individuals
  • Annual Tuition: $22,225
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes:
    Federal Taxation of Income; Federal Taxation of Income From Trusts and Estates; International Tax Practice; Investment Properties and Other Financial Products; Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation; Professional Tax Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $23,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of State Property and Transaction Taxation; Estate and Gift Taxation; Family Office and Multi-Generational Planning; Tax Exempt Organizations; Taxation of Closely Held Corporations; Taxation of Real Estate

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  • Annual Tuition: $24,208
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Estate Planning; International Taxation Inbound; International Taxation Outbound; Taxation of Corporations; Taxation of Estates, Trusts and Gifts; Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

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  • Annual Tuition: $24,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Taxation for Corporations and Pass-Through Entities; Controllership; Gift and Estate Taxation; Government & Nonprofit Accounting; IT for Accountants; Legal Issues in Accounting: Including Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Annual Tuition: $24,990
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 18%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication for Acct and Tax Professionals; Federal Estate and Gift Taxes; Income Tax Accounting and Auditing; Tax Research and Professional Responsibilities; Tax Theory and Ethics; Taxation of Transactions in Property

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  • Annual Tuition: $25,731
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting & Tax Research & Professional Communications; Tax Accounting Methods and Deferred Income Taxes; Tax of International Business & Multinational Transactions; Tax Problems in Business Affairs; Taxation by State and Local Jurisdictions; Taxes and Business Strategy
  • Annual Tuition: $27,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Taxation; Individual Taxation; Tax Research
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