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Master’s Degrees in Taxation

1,415 Yearly Graduations
$71,650 Median Salary
$28,013 Median Debt
There are 79 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in taxation. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 33% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 7.3% of taxation graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Taxation Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 1,415 students earned their master's degree in taxation. This makes it the 12th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in taxation at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,415
Basic Certificate 278
Graduate Certificate 67
Undergraduate Certificate 17
Associate Degree 10
Bachelor’s Degree 4

Earnings of Taxation Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in taxation is $71,650. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $64,625 and the high is $77,150.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in taxation is $28,013. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $39,443 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,500.


The median monthly payment of a taxation graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $326.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in taxation. About 50.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 700
Women 715

The racial-ethnic distribution of taxation master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 222
Black or African American 66
Hispanic or Latino 142
White 730
International Students 104
Other Races/Ethnicities 151

There are 79 colleges that offer a master’s degree in taxation. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Taxation Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Taxation 1,415

Below are some popular majors that are similar to taxation that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 121,330
Management Sciences & Methods 23,091
Accounting 19,027
Human Resource Management 9,112
Business & Commerce 8,782


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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