2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Taxation Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in taxation. Strayer University is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $4,480 annually. Classes include Individual Tax Research and Planning, International Tax Planning and Research, and Organizational Tax Research and Planning. Ranked #2, Southern Utah University offers a Master of Accountancy - Taxation at a tuition rate of $7,097 annually.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Strayer University $4,480
# 2 #2 Southern Utah University $7,097
# 3 #3 Colorado State University Global $7,500
# 4 #4 Bellevue University $10,530
# 5 #5 Northeastern University $10,890
# 6 #6 Southern New Hampshire University Online $11,286
# 7 #7 University of Hartford $11,910
# 8 #8 Purdue University Global $12,610
# 9 #9 Nova Southeastern University $14,185
# 10 #10 DePaul University $15,065
# 11 #11 Florida Atlantic University $16,000
# 12 #12 Golden Gate University $16,350
# 13 #13 Liberty University $16,950
# 14 #14 University of Akron $20,000
# 15 #15 St. John's University $20,480
# 16 #16 Villanova University Online Graduate Programs $22,875
# 17 #17 Bentley University $24,000
# 18 #18 Bay Path University $26,550
# 19 #19 University of Cincinnati $27,082
# 20 #20 University of Southern California $29,700
# 21 #21 Stetson University $30,000
#1
#1

Strayer University

Nationwide
Annual Tuition: $4,480
Annual Tuition: $4,480
Annual Tuition: $4,480
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 53%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 41,599
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,908
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Example Classes: Individual Tax Research and Planning, International Tax Planning and Research, Organizational Tax Research and Planning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Accounting - Taxation
#2
#2

Southern Utah University

Cedar City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $7,097
Annual Tuition: $7,097
Annual Tuition: $7,097
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 730
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 497
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (435) 586-7700

Example Classes: Advanced Cost Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Property Transactions, Spreadsheet Modeling Craft, Taxes for Pass Through Entities

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy - Taxation
#3
#3

Colorado State University Global

Greenwood Village (CO)
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,114
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,556
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 920-6723

Example Classes: Advanced Cost Accounting, Advanced Income Taxation, Advanced Tax Policy and Research, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master - Professional Accounting: Taxation
  • Master - Professional Accounting
#4
#4

Bellevue University

Bellevue (NE)
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,352
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,151
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 291-8100

Example Classes: Advanced Individual Tax Accounting, Tax Planning and Strategies, Taxation of Business Entities, Taxation of Flow-through Entities

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Tax
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Tax
  • Master of Science in Strategic Finance - Tax
#5
#5

Northeastern University

Burlington (MA)
Annual Tuition: $10,890
Annual Tuition: $10,890
Annual Tuition: $10,890
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 78%
  • Graduation Rate: 89%
  • Acceptance Rate: 27%
  • Average SATs: 1390 -1540
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 26
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 183
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (617) 373-2000

Example Classes: Advanced Flow-Through Entities, Financial Planning for Insurance, Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates, International Taxation: Outbound Transactions, Retirement Plans

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • Master of Science in Taxation - Taxation of Entities
  • Master of Science in Taxation - Taxation of Individuals
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

Example Classes: Estate and Gift Taxation, Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships, Federal Taxation of Individuals, Tax Research Methodology/Practice & Procedures

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Accounting - Taxation
#7
#7

University of Hartford

West Hartford (CT)
Annual Tuition: $11,910
Annual Tuition: $11,910
Annual Tuition: $11,910
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 66
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 831
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (860) 768-4100

Example Classes: Advanced Corporate Taxation, Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities, Research in Taxation, Taxation of Business Organizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation
  • Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation - Financial and Assurance Services Track
  • Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation - Taxation Track
#8
#8

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis (IN)
Annual Tuition: $12,610
Annual Tuition: $12,610
Annual Tuition: $12,610
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 76%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,447
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,331
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (317) 208-5311

Example Classes: Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting, Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies, Economics for Global Decision Makers, International Tax Planning and Issues, Tax Research and the IRS, Taxation of Estates and Trusts

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Accounting - Tax
#9
#9

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale (FL)
Annual Tuition: $14,185
Annual Tuition: $14,185
Annual Tuition: $14,185
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 292
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,532
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (954) 262-7300

Example Classes: Comparative International Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Federal Taxation of Partnerships, Fiduciary Income Taxation, Tax Planning & Research, US Taxation of International Transactions

Online Master's Degrees

  • MAcc - Taxation
#10
#10

DePaul University

Chicago (IL)
Annual Tuition: $15,065
Annual Tuition: $15,065
Annual Tuition: $15,065
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 74%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 604
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,288
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Taxation
#11
#11

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton (FL)
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 82%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,144
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,396
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (561) 297-3000

Example Classes: Concepts of Federal Income Tax, Corporate Taxation, Estates & Trusts: Planning and Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Tax Research

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Taxation
#12
#12

Golden Gate University

San Francisco (CA)
Annual Tuition: $16,350
Annual Tuition: $16,350
Annual Tuition: $16,350
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 198
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 615
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (415) 442-7800

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, Taxation of Electronic Commerce, Taxation of Foreign Persons with US Activities, Taxation of IRAs and Qualified Retirement Plans, Taxation of US Persons with Foreign Activities

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Accounting Data & Analytics - Taxation
  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • Master of Science in Advanced Financial Planning - Taxation
#13
#13

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $16,950
Annual Tuition: $16,950
Annual Tuition: $16,950
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,092
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 36,337
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS: Accounting: Taxation
#14
#14

University of Akron

Akron (OH)
Annual Tuition: $20,000
Annual Tuition: $20,000
Annual Tuition: $20,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 733
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 263
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (330) 972-7111

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Taxation
#15
#15

St. John's University

Queens (NY)
Annual Tuition: $20,480
Annual Tuition: $20,480
Annual Tuition: $20,480
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 1090 -1300
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 84
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 596
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (718) 990-6161

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Accounting - Taxation
  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • Master of Business Administration: Taxation
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $22,875
Annual Tuition: $22,875
Annual Tuition: $22,875
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 63%
  • Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Average SATs: 1320 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 196
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (610) 519-4500

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, Tax-Free Reorganizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Taxation
  • LLM in Taxation (JD required)
#17
#17

Bentley University

Waltham (MA)
Annual Tuition: $24,000
Annual Tuition: $24,000
Annual Tuition: $24,000
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 83%
  • Graduation Rate: 89%
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Average SATs: 1230 -1410
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 88
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (781) 891-2000

Example Classes: Federal Taxation of Income, Federal Taxation of Income From Trusts and Estates, International Tax Practice, Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation, Professional Tax Practice

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA in Law and Taxation
  • MS in Taxation
#18
#18

Bay Path University

Longmeadow (MA) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $26,550
Annual Tuition: $26,550
Annual Tuition: $26,550
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 870
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 523
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Accounting - Public Accounting (Tax & Audit)
#19
#19

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati (OH) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $27,082
Annual Tuition: $27,082
Annual Tuition: $27,082
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1120 -1350
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,455
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,731
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Accounting for Income Taxes, Consolidated Tax Returns, IRS Tax Practice and Procedure, Partnership Taxation, Taxation of Subchapter S Corporations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Corporate Taxation
  • Master of Business Administration - Individual Taxation
  • Master of Science in Business Administration Tax
  • Master of Science in Taxation
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $29,700
Annual Tuition: $29,700
Annual Tuition: $29,700
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
  • Graduation Rate: 91%
  • Acceptance Rate: 16%
  • Average SATs: 1360 -1530
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,641
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (213) 740-2311

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Taxation
#21
#21

Stetson University

Deland (FL)
Annual Tuition: $30,000
Annual Tuition: $30,000
Annual Tuition: $30,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 179
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (386) 822-7000

Example Classes: Data Analytics for Accountants, Electronic Commerce, Estate, Fiduciary, and Gift Taxation, Multijurisdictional Taxation, Multinational Finance, Taxation of U.S. Corporations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy - Tax Track