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.
For further information regarding certificate completion requirements, see Degree Requirements for Graduate Programs . 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. 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 this graduate certificate program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within their first term in 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 Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement for more information.