Northeastern University’s online Master of Science in Taxation is designed to sharpen the knowledge and skills of tax professionals who want to stay current with industry and economic trends.
This accelerated and respected degree is your opportunity to dive head first into the intricacies that separate top tax experts from their competition. Students analyze complex tax statutes, regulations and related cases, and rulings, while interacting with expert faculty with decades of academic and industry experience. In just 16 months, you can develop a sophisticated and contextual understanding of tax planning and compliance that can immediately translate to the workplace and beyond.
Now more than ever, citizens and corporations depend on qualified tax professionals to help them navigate a complex landscape. Through a combination of experiential learning and an extensive study of tax regulations, you can transition classroom concepts directly to the real world. Choose our Online MST and you can prepare to do more, be more, and achieve more than you ever thought possible.
A graduate degree, certificate, or bootcamp from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. GPA of 3.25 or higher on a scale of 4.0, or GMAT required.
Undergraduate or graduate course in taxation with a grade of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0.
A minimum of two (2) years of tax experience including one busy season or hold the following credentials: JD, CPA, CFP, or Enrolled Agent.
All official transcripts of prior undergraduate and/or graduate work reflecting degree conferred by an accredited institution (International transcripts must be translated and include a WES or CED evaluation).
Candidates whose undergraduate instruction was not conducted in English need to submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic scores. Minimum score = 100 and we only accept the internet based test (iBT).
Two (2) letters of professional recommendation (cannot be from friends and/or relatives).
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. These experiences include:
In-Class Case Studies—Professors integrate case studies and exercises into the classroom to bring a real-world perspective and relevance to what they're teaching.
Experienced Faculty—Learn from accomplished scholars and industry experts in taxation and business.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Taxation alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.