Master of Science in Taxation (MST)

With a TaxTalent Top-20 ranking and the only MST program in Boston with supplemental AACSB accreditation, the Suffolk MST can help you prepare you for a successful career in taxation.

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) Program will prepare you to become a successful tax professional in public accounting, the corporate sector, or government. The Suffolk MST distinguishes itself from other programs by assuring student competence in three key areas of tax practice: tax compliance, tax planning, and tax policy.

As a graduate, you will have competence in accounting, a sound understanding of tax issues in a global environment, and an ability to apply this knowledge effectively in tax planning and problem solving situations. You will also have strong communication and research skills and a keen appreciation of the ethical standards of professional practice.

Your courses, taught by a mix of tax practitioners and researchers—including CPAs and attorneys who practice in the public, corporate, and government sectors—encourage you to leverage your knowledge of tax issues in a global environment. You can specialize in large or local firms, or choose electives that prepare you for the CPA exam. You'll also have access to our EDGE Professional Development workshops. Led by executive coaches and corporate consultants, the workshops help you build your resume, expand your network, write a cover letter, polish your interview skills, and more.

Suffolk’s MST is designed to meet the needs of those who have a background in accounting as well as those who do not.

Faculty Expertise

Program faculty, including Professor James Angelini and Accounting and Taxation professor Michael Morrow, have been actively sought out by the media to offer insight into 2017's sweeping tax code changes.

Paying for Graduate School

Tuition (2018-2019)
Full-Time, per semester
Cost Per Credit (2018-2019)
For Part-Time students

Application Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall March 15 (Priority), then rolling
Spring October 15 (Priority), then rolling
Summer April 1 (Priority), then rolling

Learn more about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials:

  • Completed online application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary education
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Goal Statement (essay)
  • Letter of Recommendation (learn more)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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