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Master of Science in Taxation

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Taxation teaches the most modern tax concepts, theory, trends, and knowledge.  The program’s courses cover topics such as gift tax, partnerships, C corporations, LLCs, S corporations, multi-state tax, international tax, tax issues, and tax research.  Students learn a variety of subjects including common law, business purpose, step transactions, tax avoidance, gross income, tax benefit rule, and related party transactions.  Students gain experience in areas such as representing clients during an IRS tax audit, creating a tax benefit plan, identifying tax issues, and communication.


  • Hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution
  • Demonstrate academic and professional capability to study at the graduate level
  • Possess quantitative, writing, and computing skills needed to succeed in a competitive and dynamic environment
  • Satisfy any additional criteria as required for admission to a specific degree program

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission