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2021 Best Taxation Master's Degree Schools

71 Colleges
$73,745 Avg Salary
$30,201 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Taxation Master's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 1,783 people earned a degree or certificate in taxation, making the major the #23 most popular in the United States.

With all the business programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Business Degree Central has created its Best Taxation Master's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 71 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best master's degree programs for business students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Taxation Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for taxation majors pursuing a master's degree.

Top 10 Best Taxation Master's Degree Schools

#1

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Our 2021 rankings named Villanova University the best school in the United States for taxation students working on their master’s degree. Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Master's Degree, taxation graduates from Villanova carry an average student debtload of $56,903. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $509.

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Out of the 68 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a very large student population.

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#3

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Out of the 68 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Bryant University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Bryant is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Smithfield.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Washington - Seattle Campus. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Taxation Master’s Degree Schools list. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the city of Seattle.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Taxation Master’s Degree Schools list. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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#6

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

With a ranking of #6, Bentley University did quite well on this year’s best schools for taxation students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their Master's Degree, taxation graduates from Bentley carry an average student debtload of $25,585. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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Southern Methodist University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree taxation programs. Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Master's Degree, taxation majors at SMU accumulate an average of around $40,691 in student debt.

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Northeastern University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Taxation Master’s Degree Schools list. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

After completing their Master's Degree, taxation graduates from Northeastern carry an average student debtload of $26,177.

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#9

American University

Washington, DC

American University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Taxation Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that taxation majors at The American University take out while working on their Master's Degree is $49,438.

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#10

Yeshiva University

New York, NY

Yeshiva University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree taxation programs. Yeshiva is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Taxation students that almost earned our Best Taxation Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 Baylor University Waco, TX
12 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
13 Golden Gate University - San Francisco San Francisco, CA

Taxation by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the business area of study, taxation has other similar majors worth exploring.

Taxation Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Taxation 1,783

Majors Similar to Taxation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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