MASTER OF TAXATION

WELCOME TO THE MASTER OF TAXATION ONLINE

Villanova University can help you sharpen and broaden your understanding of tax policies and procedures with the Master of Taxation online. Designed for accountants and other tax professionals seeking an in-depth knowledge of tax policies and practice, our program can help you gain an unparalleled understanding of the intricate dynamics of tax law and the vital skills needed to thrive in practice.

Villanova’s MT program–conducted jointly by the Charles Widger School of Law and Villanova School of Business–prepares tax professionals to be well-rounded advisers that add value to their organizations.

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ABOUT VILLANOVA’S MASTER OF TAXATION DEGREE

Our nationally recognized tax program offers a Master of Taxation online degree unlike any other. Our online MT program attracts professionals from legal, accounting and business backgrounds, which creates an interdisciplinary component 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.

Advance your career. Choose Villanova for your Master of Taxation and learn how such a respected graduate education can help you stand out from the rest.

ONLINE TAXATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

No entrance exam is required for CPAs.

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

Enjoy a learning environment that fosters networking opportunities.

Benefit from an interdisciplinary curriculum.

Gain practical taxation experience through hands-on learning opportunities.

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

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.

EXPERT FACULTY

The program’s more than 60 faculty members include distinguished scholars and leading practitioners from Big Four accounting firms, top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, as well as IRS and U.S. Treasury officials.

COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM

The cutting-edge curriculum of Villanova’s MT online program 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, allowing students to tailor their studies to match their professional interests and goals.

WELL-ROUNDED APPROACH

Conducted jointly by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Villanova School of Business, the rigorous and well-rounded curriculum of Villanova’s MT online 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 Graduate Tax 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.

OUR CURRICULUM

Consisting of 12 courses taken over six semesters, 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 life.

REQUIRED COURSES (18 CREDIT-HOURS)

Survey of Tax3.0 Credits
Taxation I3.0 Credits
Taxation II3.0 Credits
Professional Responsibilities in Tax and Research & Writing3.0 Credits
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders3.0 Credits
Partnership Taxation3.0 Credits

CHOOSE SIX ELECTIVES (12 CREDIT HOURS)

Tax Procedure2.0 Credits
Wealth Tax2.0 Credits
Taxation of Taxable and Tax-Free Corporate Acquisitions and Reorganizations2.0 Credits
Employee Benefits2.0 Credits
State and Local Tax: Foundations 2.0 Credits
State and Local Taxation: Income and Franchise Taxes2.0 Credits
State and Local Taxation: Sales and Use and Indirect Taxes2.0 Credits
State and Local Taxation: Controversy and Litigation Issues2.0 Credits
State and Local Taxation: Advanced Issues in Business Transactions2.0 Credits
International Tax2.0 Credits
Taxation of Trusts and Estates2.0 Credits
Fundamentals of Testamentary Estate Planning Techniques2.0 Credits
Charitable Gift Planning2.0 Credits
Accounting for Income Taxes/ASC-7402.0 Credits
Taxation of Real Estate Transactions2.0 Credits
Fundamentals of Lifetime Estate Planning 2.0 Credits
Executive Compensation2.0 Credits
Advanced Topics in Employee Benefits2.0 Credits
Advanced Partnership Taxation2.0 Credits
Qualified Pensions and Profit Sharing Plans I 2.0 Credits
Qualified Pensions and Profit Sharing Plans II2.0 Credits

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. 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?

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WE TAKE A PERSONAL APPROACH TO ONLINE LEARNING.

As an 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.

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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.