The Master of Science in Taxation provides the conceptual understanding and technical competence for a career in taxation. Employment opportunities include the tax departments of CPA and law firms, as well as corporations and government tax agencies. For those already employed in the field, the MS in Taxation should meet the continuing education requirements of professional associations and licensing boards.
The curriculum is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Students with a Bachelors degree in a field other than business administration may be required to take additional preparatory courses.
Required Tax Course
- Tax Research, Practice and Procedures
Electives in Taxation and Related Fields
Available electives include, but are not limited to:
- Problems in Taxation
- Seminar in Tax Planning
- Seminar in Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
- Seminar in Taxation of Property Transactions
- Seminar in Taxation of International Business Operations
- Seminar in Estate, Gift and Inheritance Taxes and Estate
- Seminar in State and Local Taxation
- Seminar in Taxation of Employee Compensation
- Seminar in Taxation of Partnerships
Other Electives to be selected in consultation with and approved by the M.S. in Taxation Graduate Advisor
One course in either economics or political science.
Recommended courses are:
- Economics of Public Finance
- Public Finance Administration
- State and Local Government
- Seminar in Public Administration & Policy
Two courses in either business or non-business fields.
* Terminal Evaluation