MST Degree Requirements and Curriculum

The MST degree is obtained by completing 30 credits in required and elective courses.
Additional prerequisite courses, described below, may be required for those students not meeting the appropriate undergraduate requirements.

The first seven courses shown below are core courses (21 credits) that are required of all students. The remaining courses (9 credits) may be selected from electives. Subject to prerequisites, there is no set order in which the courses have to be taken.

To graduate, you must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPR) of 3.0 or better.

Required Courses (21 Credits)

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

The remaining courses (9 credits) may be selected from the following electives. Students do not have to complete the required courses before taking electives. Because electives are not generally offered as often as the required courses, students interested in specific electives may wish to sign up for the class when given. Prerequisite:

MS in Taxation Program Learning Goals

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze tax issues for individuals and various domestic or international business entities. Having studied the conceptual and analytical framework, including real life applications, graduates will be able to propose solutions to tax problems. (Critical Thinking)

  • Analyze and propose effective solutions to ethical problems in tax practice. (Ethical Awareness)

  • Perform research in professional tax data bases. Graduates will be able to produce reports detailing the result of their research in a clear, concise and effective manner. (Information Quality)

  • Produce effective collaboration, leadership, negotiation and communication skills needed for effective tax practice. (Interaction)

  • Evaluate and analyze tax legislation, statutes, court cases, regulations and IRS pronouncements. Graduates will be able to judge tax policy issues. (Perspective)