The MST program has been approved by the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado as a program that meets the academic requirements to sit for the Certified Financial Planner Examination(TM). It has also been approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Accountancy as a program that meets the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure, provided that you were an accounting major who has met all of the core accounting requirements set by the state board.

The Master of Science in Taxation program requires 30 credits, 15 credits of required courses and 15 credits of electives*. Students may begin the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms. Most students complete the program within two years while working full-time.

Students may receive transfer credit for up to 9 credits. A minimum of 21 credits must be taken within the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. A grade point average of 3.000 is required for graduation.

The curriculum is updated regularly, and incorporates current tax legislation. Tax research and writing is a required element of every course. MST faculty are working professionals who bring real world client situations to the classroom.

Required Courses

Course Credits
Federal Tax Issues and Analysis 3
Corporations and Shareholders 3
Estate and Gift Taxation 3
Tax Research Methodology 1.5
Tax Practice, Procedures & Ethics 1.5
Partners and Partnerships 3

Additional Requirements

Taxation Electives Credits
Taxation electives numbered ACCT 6236 through ACCT 6261 12
Business Electives Credits
Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship Technological, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy 3

*The curriculum is subject to change by D’Amore-McKim faculty. Please monitor for updates.