Program Overview

The 30-credit Master of Science in Taxation is designed to provide students with the technical expertise to succeed as tax professionals. This requires a high level of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of taxation. Both entry-level and experienced professionals, such as accountants and attorneys, will benefit from this educational experience.

Emphasis is placed on tax planning, research of tax problems, and internal revenue procedures. Risk management and professional ethics are interwoven throughout the curriculum. A specialized tax library, including computerized research tools, is maintained to facilitate research. The program consists of 18 required core courses and 12 credits in specialized elective courses.

The program is delivered in a blended learning format, which combines the convenience of online learning with the richness of live classroom discussion and interaction. Online courses include Tax Research, Subchapter S Corporations and Federal Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts. On-site classes are held in the headquarters of the C.W. Post School of Professional Accountancy, Lorber Hall, which is equipped with “smart” classrooms, computer labs, wireless Internet, and faculty and academic advising offices.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Students must have a four-year baccalaureate degree, with at least 3.0 cumulative GPA, from an accredited institution, including 3 credits of Auditing, 3 credits of Individual and Corporate Taxes and 3 credits each of Business and Commercial Law (total 12 credits. An applicant who attended institutions outside the United States must hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

    School Overview

    Long Island University is a four-year private school located in Brooklyn, New York. LIU was formed in 1926 by the New York State Education Department to provide effective and affordable education to people from all walks of life.

    LIU has two main campuses, one located in Brooklyn, and one located in Brookville. Educational programs are offered at LIU sites located in Brentwood, Riverhead, Rockland, and Westchester. The Brooklyn campus is the original location of Long Island University. Long Island University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. LIU Brooklyn offers online degrees from the School of Nursing.


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