Welcome to the Online Master of Taxation

Villanova University can help you sharpen and broaden your understanding of tax law and procedure. Designed for experienced accountants and other business professionals who seek an in-depth knowledge of tax law, our program can help you develop specialized skills in taxation-based accounting and business. No entrance exam is required for CPAs.

Villanova University can help you sharpen and broaden your understanding of taw law and procedure.

Villanova University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — the premier accrediting agency for business programs.

Forbes ranks Villanova University in the top 100 of “America’s Top Colleges.”

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 988-6738.

Villanova University has been ranked in the top 50 of the nation’s best colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 “Best Colleges” ranking.

About Villanova’s Master of Taxation Degree

Our nationally recognized tax program offers an online Master of Taxation degree unlike any other. Our online MT program attracts professionals from legal, accounting and business backgrounds, and it creates a multidisciplinary dimension to the Villanova learning experience.

Just like we value creating diverse cohorts of students, we also value the cross-disciplinary expertise that our faculty brings to the classroom. Our renowned faculty members have worked in top organizations including Big Four accounting firms, IRS, Treasury Department and elite law firms. Of course, we’re not the only ones who value their perspective. Our faculty members are recognized as thought leaders and have been quoted in the media hundreds of times. You can find their expert opinions showcased in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Reuters.

You deserve to learn from the best. Choose Villanova for your taxation degree and learn how such a respected graduate education can help you stand out from the rest — allowing you to advance your career and earn a reputation as a specialist in your organization.

Our nationally recognized tax program offers an online Master of Taxation degree unlike any other. Our online MT program attracts professionals from legal, accounting and business backgrounds, and it creates a multidisciplinary dimension to the Villanova learning experience.

Just like we value creating diverse cohorts of students, we also value the cross-disciplinary expertise that our faculty brings to the classroom. Our renowned faculty members have worked in top organizations including the IRS, Treasury Department and elite law firms. Of course, we’re not the only ones who value their perspective. Our faculty members are recognized as thought leaders and have been quoted in the media hundreds of times. You can find their expert opinions showcased in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Reuters.

You deserve to learn from the best. Choose Villanova for your taxation degree and learn how such a respected graduate education can help you stand out from the rest — allowing you to advance your career and earn a reputation as a specialist in your organization.

Online Taxation Program Highlights

  • Earn your taxation degree 100% online and graduate in as few as 2 years.

  • No entrance exam is required for CPAs.

  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary curriculum.

  • Interact with and learn from our renowned faculty of tax experts and engage with fellow students with backgrounds in law, business and accounting.

  • Gain practical taxation experience through hands-on learning opportunities.

  • Enjoy a learning environment that fosters networking opportunities.

  • Learn the skills to help you succeed in this ever-changing and highly competitive field.

Why Earn Your Master of Taxation Online
from Villanova?

Our online taxation program delivers the same high-quality, rigorous curriculum as the campus-based program and allows you to complete all of your coursework in a flexible and convenient online format. Take a look at how we help you gain the specialized knowledge and hands-on expertise to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Our online taxation program delivers the same high-quality, rigorous curriculum as the campus-based program and allows you to complete all of your coursework in a flexible and convenient online format.

Expert Faculty
The renowned tax faculty at Villanova is composed of industry leaders with experience at the highest levels of government and the private sector. This is your opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest minds in law, business, accounting and taxation.
Comprehensive Curriculum
The cutting-edge curriculum of Villanova’s online MT programs provides more than just a thorough review of today’s core taxation concepts. It connects theoretical study to real-world applications. The program’s elective offerings are diverse, attracting a unique blend of legal, accounting and other business professionals. This type of diversity generates meaningful discussions and rich interaction with your fellow classmates and heightens your learning potential.
Well-Rounded Approach
Developed by Villanova University School of Law and the Villanova School of Business, the rigorous and relevant curriculum of Villanova’s online MT program examines taxation from multiple perspectives — allowing you to explore how the law and accounting affect the field’s ever-changing landscape.
Industry-Ready Experience
The online graduate program in taxation at Villanova melds real-world education with professional responsibility in practice. The innovative online format provides you with a wide variety of hands-on learning opportunities that prepare you to apply your knowledge in a meaningful way. This type of immersive learning can help you acquire specialized expertise and practical experience to thrive as a tax professional.

What Can You Do with Your Online Masters in Taxation Degree?

From large corporations to individuals, everyone has to file taxes. That’s why you can do so much with your master’s degree in taxation. Explore a few of your career options below (average salaries).

Tax Director, Senior Manager$166,000
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)$133,000
Tax Manager, Public Accounting$92,000
Tax Manager$92,000
Asst. Controller Accountant, CPA$80,000
Senior Tax Accountant, CPA$76,000
All salary stats according to Indeed.com

Our Curriculum

Consisting of 12 courses taken over six semesters, the 30 credit-hour program can be completed in as few as two years.

Consisting of 12 courses taken over six semesters — each of which are divided into two terms — the 30 credit-hour program can be completed in as few as two years.

Courses are offered year round and are completed one at a time. The convenient online format allows you to earn your degree in the shortest time possible while balancing the demands of work and family.

Required Courses (18 Credit-Hours)

  • Survey of Tax
  • Taxation I
  • Taxation II
  • Professional Responsibilities in Tax and Research & Writing
  • Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders
  • Partnership Taxation

Choose Six Electives (12 Credit Hours)

  • Tax Procedure
  • Wealth Tax
  • Taxation of Corporate Acquisitions and Reorganizations
  • State and Local Tax
  • International Tax
  • Employee Benefits
  • Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • Executive Compensation

Villanova Graduate Tax Faculty

The faculty members at the helm of our Master of Taxation degree are scholars and authorities in the world of tax law. They’re the reason we are able to bring real-world experience into the classroom and create an invaluable learning experience for you.

The faculty members at the helm of our Master of Taxation degree are scholars and authorities in the world of tax law. They’re the reason we are able to bring real-world experience into the classroom and create an invaluable learning experience for you.

What Is the Villanova Difference?

We take a personal approach to online learning.

As an online MT student at Villanova, you can become part of a distinguished and supportive learning community. Our program is designed to provide a cutting-edge, collaborative educational experience that fosters both your intellectual and personal growth. Our goal is to shape the next generation of attorneys and tax experts: ethical professionals who can think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.

Law is global. So is our classroom.

We provide the tools, connections and support that can help you become the kind of legal expert who can operate effectively as a tax professional in a wide variety of settings, from government and private corporations to international organizations and academia. Our program gives you the opportunity to acquire the expertise and insights to help you succeed in the global marketplace. Now is the time to advance your taxation expertise with a Master of Taxation degree from Villanova University.