2020 Graduate Outcomes
  • 47.57% average salary increase
  • 2.4 years average time to pay back investment
  • 100% secured employment within three months of graduation
What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

How long will it take?

16- and 24-month options available

Fully online evening courses allow working professionals to advance their current careers.

Where can I take classes?
Online

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications on a rolling basis. The deadlines below are intended to serve as benchmarks. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Applicants can expect to receive a decision within six weeks of the Office of Graduate Admissions receiving all required materials.

Students can enter the program in the fall.

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Taxation, Master of

Asia Rivers, program recruiter
arivers@gsu.edu
404-413-7296

Your recruiter is here to answer your questions and help you prepare a strong application.
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TaxTalent ranks Robinson’s Master of Taxation program #1 in the Southeast and #12 in the nation. The program can be completed fully online.

Explore a Practical Curriculum

  • Satisfies the 30 credit hours of upper-level accounting coursework for Georgia CPA requirements
  • Only three prerequisites: Principles of Accounting I & II, and an Introduction to U.S. Federal Income Tax course

Build Practical Skills

  • Solve tax problems using data analytics
  • Conduct research using commercial tax services
  • Prepare to start your own firm

Connect with Prospective Employers

  • Network with employers at recruiting events as well as guest speaker events
  • Participate in Panthers in the District, an immersive four-day trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Visit Atlanta companies such as Porsche, Chick-fil-A, Georgia-Pacific, and Bennett Thrasher

Add Value to Your Law Degree

The Master of Taxation program is designed to give aspiring lawyers the ability to be savvy in not only a law office but also an accounting office. Lawyers who earn a Master of Taxation from Robinson will be better suited to serve the diverse legal and tax needs of their clients.

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#1 in the Southeast and #12 in the nation

TaxTalent ranks Robinson’s Master of Taxation program #1 in the Southeast and #12 in the nation.

What Employers Think about Our Graduates

"Because Robinson Master of Taxation students take 10 tax courses, they dive deeper into subjects such as taxation of individuals, corporations and partnerships, state and local taxation, international aspects of taxation, and estate taxation and planning. This in-depth exposure directly aligns with the projects they will work on at WBL, often positioning them to move up more quickly into roles of increasing responsibility."

Jamie Burak

-Jamie Burak, human resources manager, Williams Benator & Libby

"Robinson’s Master of Taxation students spend several semesters learning technical skills they would not receive in other programs — including doing tax research or practice and procedures with the IRS. Professionals conduct tax research in the real world, and Robinson graduates already know how to form an opinion to support a position and how to write a memorandum.

Plus, we always encourage candidates needing the 150 hours for the CPA exam to consider Robinson’s Master of Taxation as the best and most relevant way to help fill those requirements."

Marc Azar

-Marc Azar, tax partner, Smith & Howard

"Robinson’s curriculum is incredibly relevant to the work we do on a daily basis. For example, a woman interned with us while enrolled in the Master of Taxation program. One of the projects she completed for class touched on the core concepts she encountered during our year-end tax provision, making it that much easier for her to jump in and make an impact."

Aaron Konnick

-Aaron Konnick, director of tax accounting and reporting, UPS

"I have noticed that Robinson’s Master of Taxation graduates possess a strong work ethic, communicate well, have a positive attitude and are easy to get along with. I always look for those traits when I am hiring people.”"

Brian Keida

--Brian Keida, managing director, PwC

Program Details

Application Requirements

Learn more about the application process and what you will need to apply.

Required Courses

7 courses | 21 hours

  • TX 8020 – Advanced Federal Taxation (3 hours)
  • TX 8030 – Tax Research (3 hours)
  • TX 8040 – Tax Practice and Procedure (3 hours)
  • TX 8120 – Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (3 hours)
  • TX 8320 – Accounting for Income Taxes (3 hours)
  • TX 8080 – Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (3 hours)
  • TX 8800 – Tax Analytics

Electives

3 courses | 9 hours

Sample Offerings

  • TX 8100 – Taxation of Property and Securities Transactions (3 hours)
  • TX 8180 – Current Topics in Taxation (3 hours)
  • TX 8270 – State and Local Taxation (3 hours)
  • TX 8300 – International Taxation (3 hours)
  • TX 8391 – Field Study in Taxation (3 hours)
  • TX 8670 – Tax Crimes and Forensics (3 hours)

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

Contact Graduate Student Financial Services
We are here to help you understand the cost of your program, the payment schedule and financing opportunities.

rcbfinancialaid@gsu.edu
404-413-7086

Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Georgia State offers a robust searchable database containing scholarships offered through the university as well as external websites.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available to offset program costs. Below, see a table that breaks down the cost of tuition after a GRA position is secured.

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Loans

You will be paired with a Graduate Student Experience professional who stays on top of the extracurricular programming that will enhance your academic journey and propel your career. Activities include boot camps on topics that are relevant to your field, professional workshops, networking events, recruiting fairs, and meet-and-greets intended to create camaraderie with your peers.

View a Sample Extracurricular Schedule

Learn More about the Graduate Student Experience Team

The Master of Taxation program offers a variety of courses that provide students with a meaningful opportunity to develop the technical, analytical, and research skills needed for tax practice.

Careers

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected companies including Aprio, Bennett Thrasher, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, Koch, KPMG, Monarch Private Capital, Moore Stephens Tiller, Porter Keadle Moore, and PwC.

Our 2020 graduates reported a 47.5% average salary increase, enabling them to pay back their investment in graduate school within 2.4 years. One hundred percent of them secured employment within three months of graduation.

In 2019, Glassdoor reported that "tax manager has the strongest career opportunities rating according to employees in this position."

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

tax analytics

tax compliance

tax consulting and planning

tax forensics

tax accountant

Meet Your Faculty

Veronica Caputo

Managing Director, Grant Thornton

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Director, Master of Taxation program

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Tax Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman

Aaron Konnick

Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Director of Tax Accounting and Reporting, United Parcel Service

David McArthur

International Tax Manager, The Coca-Cola Company

Mark Mesler

Tax Principal, EY

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Tax Partner, EY

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Attorney; Former Legislative Analyst, Congressional Research Service

Program Stories

Tax Professional Learned the “Why”s of the Industry in Master of Taxation Program
By the time Isiah Morgan had been in the tax field for more than a decade, he realized he needed to brush up on his technical skills.
Frazier & Deeter Tax Manager Considers Master of Taxation a “Badge of Honor”
Elle Ross learned to use tax database RIA Checkpoint a lot more efficiently. She also developed a greater understanding of the reasoning behind tax laws.
Mark MeslerStudents to Analyze Scarface and The Untouchables in New Tax Crimes & Forensics Course
Despite stereotypes, a career in tax can be exciting, fun, and dare we say sexy.

Contacts

Your recruiter is here to answer your questions and help you prepare a strong application.
Set up an appointment with your recruiter

Asia Rivers, program recruiter
404-413-7296
arivers@gsu.edu

Lynn Comer-Jones, program director
404-413-7205
lcjones@gsu.edu

35 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303