2019 Most Affordable Online Master's in Taxation Degrees

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These colleges provide 24 options for students seeking affordable online master's degrees in taxation. Tuition rates range from under $5,000 per year at #1-ranked University of Alabama, to over $29,000 per year at #24-ranked St. John's University. Boston University, ranked #13, offers five different taxation master's degrees for $21,120 per year, with classes such as Estate Planning and Drafting, Life Cycle of a Business Venture, and Structuring Intellectual Property Ownership.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 University of Alabama $4,728
#2 #2 Southern Utah University $7,097
#3 #3 Strayer University $9,900
#4 #4 Gardner Webb University $10,206
#5 #5 Bellevue University $10,350
#6 #6 University of Hartford $10,425
#7 #7 University of Akron $11,509
#8 #8 Bay Path University $12,450
#9 #9 Liberty University $13,560
#10 #10 Southern New Hampshire University Online $13,794
#11 #11 Florida Atlantic University $13,912
#12 #12 Villanova University $17,400
#13 #13 Boston University $21,120
#14 #14 Villanova University Online Graduate Programs $21,750
#15 #15 Western Michigan University Cooley Law School $22,800
#16 #16 Bentley University $23,100
#17 #17 Golden Gate University $23,345
#18 #18 Nova Southeastern University $23,374
#19 #19 New York University $25,690
#20 #20 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $26,412
#21 #21 Wayne State University $27,536
#22 #22 Portland State University $28,350
#23 #23 DePaul University $29,680
#24 #24 St. John's University $29,880
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,728
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,100
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Tax; Criminal Tax Procedure; Executive Compensation; Income Tax of Estates and Trusts; International Tax; Tax Exempt Organizations

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,097
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 892
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Cost Accounting; Forensic Accounting; Property Transactions; Spreadsheet Modeling Craft; Taxes for Pass Through Entities

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,900
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,928
  • Example Classes:
    Individual Tax Research and Planning; International Tax Planning and Research; Organizational Tax Research and Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $10,206
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,553
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law and Ethics; International Business; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Finance
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,342
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Individual Tax Accounting; Tax Planning and Strategies; Taxation of Business Entities; Taxation of Flow-through Entities
  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,564
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Corporate Taxation; Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities; Research in Taxation; Taxation of Business Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,509
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,683
  • 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: $12,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,332
  • 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: $13,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 28,706
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Business Law for Accountants; Advanced Topics in Corporate Taxation; Advanced Topics in Individual & Pass-through Taxation; Estate, Trust & Gift Taxation; Tax Research & Jurisprudence

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,794
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 19,027
  • Example Classes:
    Estate and Gift Taxation; Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships; Federal Taxation of Individuals; Tax Research Methodology/Practice & Procedures

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,912
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,139
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of Federal Income Tax; Corporate Taxation; Estates & Trusts: Planning and Taxation; Partnership Taxation; Tax Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,843
  • Example Classes:
    Charitable Gift Planning; Fundamentals of Testamentary Estate Planning Techniques; Global Tax Planning in Today's Dynamic Environment; Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Corporate Acquisition Agreements; State and Local Taxation: Controversy and Litigation Issues; Tax Prosecutions & Civil Penalties
  • Annual Tuition: $21,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 29,502
  • Example Classes:
    Estate Planning & Drafting; FASB 109, FIN 48, and SOX 404; Life Cycle of a Business Venture; Pensions and Profit-Sharing Plans; RICs, REITs, and REMICs; Structuring Intellectual Property Ownership
  • Annual Tuition: $21,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,843
  • Example Classes:
    Charitable Gift Planning; Fundamentals of Testamentary Estate Planning Techniques; Global Tax Planning in Today's Dynamic Environment; Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Corporate Acquisition Agreements; State and Local Taxation: Controversy and Litigation Issues; Tax Prosecutions & Civil Penalties
  • Annual Tuition: $22,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,285
  • 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: $23,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,284
  • Example Classes:
    Federal Taxation of Income; Federal Taxation of Income From Trusts and Estates; International Tax Practice; Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation; Professional Tax Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $23,345
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,211
  • Example Classes:
    Consolidated Return Regulations; Foreign Tax Credit and Overseas Earning Repatriation Strategies for U.S. Based Business; Income Tax Treaties; International Tax Planning and Compliance Under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017; S Corporation Taxation; Tax Accounting for Vineyards & Wineries
  • Annual Tuition: $23,374
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17,330
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative International Taxation; Corporate Taxation; Federal Taxation of Partnerships; Fiduciary Income Taxation; Tax Planning & Research; US Taxation of International Transactions
  • Annual Tuition: $25,690
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 24,415
  • Example Classes:
    Multistate Tax; Partnership Tax; Private Foundations and Their Alternatives; Taxation of Executive Compensation; Timing Issues and the Income Tax; Value Added Taxation
  • Annual Tuition: $26,412
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 16,709
  • Example Classes:
    Business, Government, and Economic Tax Policy; Mergers and Acquisitions I; Negotiation Techniques in Taxation; Tax Aspects of Consolidated Returns; Tax Exempt Organizations; Taxation of the Small Business Corporation

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  • Annual Tuition: $27,536
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,018
  • 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: $28,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,556
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Accounting for Income Taxes; International Taxation; State and Local Taxation; Tax Accounting Methods and Periods; Trust, Estate and Gift Taxation

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  • Annual Tuition: $29,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,703
  • 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: $29,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,647
  • 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
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