Graduate Certificate in Taxation

This certificate program provides you with in-depth exposure to tax compliance, tax planning, and tax policy. You’ll be prepared to handle complicated tax compliance tasks and ready to enter into a master’s program.

The Suffolk Graduate Certificate in Taxation (GCT) will dive into the intricacies of federal tax and prepare you to work in a large multinational, multi-state, or local firm that caters to smaller businesses and individuals. You can develop breadth of experience over tax compliance, tax planning, and tax policy through this certificate program.

As a part-time student, you can complete the GCT in as few as nine months. If you apply to the MBA, MSA or MST within a year of completing this certificate, and had a 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA, you won’t need to take the GRE or GMAT to enroll in the master's program.

Paying for Graduate School

Cost Per Credit (2018-2019)

$1,466

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

Waiver/Transfer Policy

Graduate certificate courses, if waived, will need to be substituted with an approved elective. To substitute an approved elective for a required course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five years prior to matriculation ("B" or better) and provide official transcript (with English translations, if applicable).

Candidates who apply within one year of completing their graduate certificate will have applicable courses applied to a Sawyer Business School (SBS) graduate degree program in the same discipline as the certificate as long as a grade of "B" or better was earned in that course.

Candidates who apply beyond one year or from a certificate program outside their discipline will have coursework evaluated on a case by case basis for relevancy, current degree requirements and current Sawyer Business School waiver and transfer policies.

Transfer credits from the graduate certificate must have an earned grade of "B" or better and have been taken within five years prior to entering a SBS graduate degree program. However, at the discretion of the program director, some courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

View the Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Graduate Certificate in Taxation.

Courses & Descriptions

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.
 

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