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MS in Taxation Curriculum

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program offers a curriculum that emphasizes intensive professional level skill-building in written and oral communication, information systems technology and interpersonal relations along with personal integrity and professional ethics.

Program Length

The MST program may be completed full time within one calendar year or part-time within two years.  


Prior to enrollment in the MST program, applicants must have satisfied prerequisite knowledge through undergraduate or graduate coursework in accounting and business law.


The MST program requires completion of 30 credit hours composed of required core courses, electives and a research component.

Required Taxation Core Courses
6 credit hours
Tax Planning for Individuals
Tax Research and Procedures

Elective Courses
Select 24 credit hours from the following:
Employee Benefit Tax Planning
International Taxation
Seminar in Business Tax Planning
Seminar in Family Financial Planning
Special Tax Topics
State and Local Taxation
Taxation of Corporations
Taxation of Pass-Through Entities
Taxation of Real Estate Transactions
Tax Policy