Taxation, MST

The next step in your taxation career.

Always changing and increasingly complex, the issue of taxes demands a professional who can confidently advise executives and organizations on a wide range of critical issues. Our Master of Science in Taxation program meets this demand head-on with a sharp focus on preparing professionals who are ready to step up and put their expertise into action. 

This program is ideal for those with an accounting or tax background seeking career progression as advisors and consultants, executives in public and private enterprises, and leaders in the field of taxation. As you sharpen your technical skills and command of current tax legislation, you learn how to research and navigate the current Internal Revenue Code and other tax platforms and anticipate and respond to changes in regulation. 

Courses are taught by leading professionals currently working in taxation, finance, and accounting. They bring a deep level of seasoned expertise to the courses they teach. In fact, many of our faculty are partners and managers at competitive firms. As they work with you one-on-one, you have an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the relevant, practical insights that drive the industry today.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

ACCT 5230Federal Tax Issues and Analysis3
ACCT 5232Estate and Gift Taxation3
ACCT 6231Corporations and Shareholders3
ACCT 6233Tax Research Methodology1.5
ACCT 6234Tax Practice, Procedure, and Ethics1.5
ACCT 6235Partners and Partnerships3


Complete 15 semester hours from the following:15
Income Tax Accounting
State and Local Taxation
International Taxation: Inbound Transactions
International Taxation: Outbound Transactions
Advanced Flow-Through Entities
Retirement Plans
Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Financial Planning for Investments
Financial Planning for Insurance
Advanced Topics in Accounting
Planning for Estate Tax Issues
Tax Accounting for Income Taxes

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

30 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required