Graduate Certificate in Taxation

Prepare for a career in tax.

The demand for tax professionals is high. However, the specialized education needed to tackle this work isn’t easily learned from on-the-job training. This 12 credit hour graduate certificate provides dedicated coursework to help advance your career in taxation.

Whether you are an entry-level tax professional looking to focus your skills, an attorney seeking greater expertise in estate and tax law planning or a busy professional who desires more specialized training, this certificate can help set you apart from other tax professionals.

This certificate provides:

  • 12 credit hours of graduate education.
  • 180 continuing professional education (CPE) credit hours.
  • A reliable source for local CPA firms offering continuing education and development of junior colleagues.
  • Flexibility to carry graduate certificate credits into Kelley’s renowned MS in Accounting or MS in Taxation—leaving 18 credit hours to complete one of these degrees.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher when applying to this program. Students with GPAs between 2.8 and 3.2 may be admitted with permission from the Graduate Accounting Programs faculty chair.


  • BUPA-A 539 Advanced Tax I
  • BUPA-A 538 Corporate Tax II
  • BUPA-A 516 Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • BUPA-A 522 Taxation of Partnerships
  • BUPA-A 528 State and Local Taxation
  • BUPA-A 557 International Taxation

Questions? Contact us to learn more about how the Graduate Certificate in Taxation can help elevate your tax specialization and future career prospects.

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