The graduate certificate in advanced studies in taxation is for tax professionals who already have a graduate tax degree, but who wish to update and broaden their knowledge of tax law. The certificate requires completion of 12 units of graduate courses. This course of study must be completed within a five-year period.
Admission to the advanced studies in taxation program is open to those individuals who have received an MS or MBA in taxation (or an LLM in taxation) degree from Golden Gate. Admission for those students whose graduate tax degrees were obtained from schools other than GGU is conditional upon prior approval of the dean.
Please refer to the Required Academic Progress and GPA Requirements for Graduation for Graduate Students. Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before enrolling in the certificate courses. For further information, refer to Admission to Certificate Programs and Registering for Open Enrollment .
Qualifying courses include all those leading to the MS in taxation at the university. With the dean’s approval, students may repeat up to two (3 unit) courses that were previously taken as part of the student’s MS degree curriculum. Up to 6 units of course credit may be obtained through TA 398 Internship: Taxation . Eligibility is determined by the School of Taxation. Please see Internships for eligibility information.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to the graduate certificate in marketing program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within the first nine units of the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing with a grade of B or better. See “Proficiency in Mathematics, English and Computer Skills Required for Certain Master’s Degrees and Certain Graduate Certificates ”.