Northwood University's Master of Science in Taxation (MST) degree provides a deep analysis in various areas of taxation to groom well-rounded tax professionals. The curriculum enhances the learning of the fast paced, ever changing rules and regulations in the field of taxation. Graduates of this program will have deep research skills, as well as the ability to communicate complex topics to non-tax professionals. The curriculum will appeal to accountants and attorneys who need to expand their tax knowledge in order to effectively advise either an internal or external client base.
Our courses are offered in a variety of learning modalities during Spring, Summer and Fall semesters at our Troy, Michigan campus. These classes utilize leading edge technology as support. Northwood classes are taught by faculty members who bring real-life executive experience and application-based scholarship into the classroom.
Twelve courses (36 credit hours) including two research courses, six core courses, three degree electives, and a capstone course. The Master of Science in Taxation will provide students a concise curriculum which will enhance their skills as a tax professional.
|Foundation||2 Courses||6 total credit hours|
|Core||6 Courses||18 total credit hours|
|Electives||3 Courses||9 total credit hours|
|Capstone Course||1 Course||3 total credit hours|
|Program Totals||12 Courses||36 total credit hours|
- Current Verifiable Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Official Undergraduate Transcripts: Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended, including the institution where a baccalaureate degree was awarded are required. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required.
- Professional Graduate Information Session: Consists of an interview with a DeVos Graduate School Admissions Representative and a writing sample exercise.
- Prerequisites: Successful completion of a minimum of 6 total credit hours in Taxation (3 credit hours) and Financial Accounting (3 credit hours).
EMPLOYMENT IN TAXES
Changes in technology, tax law and business practices over the past two decades have created a substantial demand for quality tax professionals who can interpret statutory, regulatory, and case law. Careers in taxation range from private practice at accounting and law firms, state and federal government, and industry. A Master of Science in Taxation provides an enhanced degree that can benefit a vast number of career choices, as well as assisting professionals in the evolution of their own practice.