Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Taxation

As of September 2021, the MST program is no longer recruiting new students or accepting applications. Those interested in participating in the Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Taxation will be eligible to apply completed courses as part of this certificate to a future MSA.

The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022This program is designed especially for seasoned tax professionals looking to refresh their knowledge, as well as more recent tax professionals looking to gain more in-depth knowledge in the field.

The Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Taxation reviews federal income taxation of individuals, including the use of the primary tax software to prepare and file timely tax returns for corporate and pass-through entities. The program focuses particularly on the principles of accounting for income taxes, including calculation of current and deferred taxes, valuation allowance, uncertain tax positions, and issues pertaining to multinational companies.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in two semesters on campus. You can continue to build on your tax knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Taxation with our Graduate Certificates in Tax Audit Defense, Corporate Taxation, or Taxation of Wealth.

If you apply to the MS in Accounting (MSA) degree program or another eligible graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

AACSB Accredited: Acounting logoCourses are taught by leading faculty at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.

View the Fundamentals of Taxation curriculum

Admission & Costs

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling
  • Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)

Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Taxation (2022 - 23)

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Financial Assistance Information

Federal student loan aid may be available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.

Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.

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