Master of Science in Taxation (MST)

Suffolk’s downtown Boston campus is located in the Financial District—you can get your MST just steps away from where you’re working. Our flexible program can be adapted to fit your busy schedule and you’ll have access to an extensive professional network during and after your time at Suffolk.


While earning your MST at Suffolk, you’ll:

  • Learn from industry experts who are each a mix of practitioners and accomplished scholars, including CPAs and attorneys who practice in the public, corporate, and government sectors
  • Study from a curriculum that aligns with professional practice
  • Develop the research skills needed for effective tax planning
  • Specialize in dealing with either large or local firms
  • Take courses based on your schedule, either online or in person, thanks to our flexible program structure

Suffolk’s MST is designed for those who have a background in accounting as well as those who don't. And whether you’re a working professional or a full-time student, our class schedule is designed to meet your needs.

MST Program Overview

Suffolk's Master's in Taxation

In Suffolk's MST program, students not only understand the law and tax compliance, but also delve deeper into the study of tax planning and tax policy. They also develop the research skills needed for effective tax planning in today's global environment of vastly diverse and highly complicated tax structures. These highly valued and marketable skills make our MST essential for a career in taxation.

MST Elective Tracks

Develop your analytical skills further and gain the professional expertise that top firms demand by choosing one of the two elective tracks within the Suffolk MST program. Each of these help you gain the skills and knowledge to distinguish you from the pack with a future-focused skill set, while further specializing your knowledge and dexterity for the type of firm you'd like to join.

Large Firm

Dive into the intricacies of federal tax and prepare to work in a large multinational, multi-state firms.

Small Firm

Specialize in the types of scenarios that smaller and local firms, that cater to smaller businesses and individuals, look for.

4+1 Program

Our 4+1 programs are just as flexible, practice-oriented, and network-driven as our undergraduate programs, but you earn your advanced degree at an accelerated rate. If you’re a senior working towards an undergraduate business degree or a recent graduate, you may qualify to earn your Master of Science in Taxation (MST) or in Accounting (MSA) in as few as 9 months, or your MST/MSA or MST/MBA in as few as 16 months. Learn more about our 4+1 programs.

  • Have access to business leaders at top firms and companies during and after your studies, thanks to Suffolk’s accomplished faculty and extensive alumni networks
  • Take classes when they’re most convenient to your busy life, even in the evening or online
  • Finish your advanced degree sooner, and get more real-world experience to land that top job or internship while you’re at it

Professional Development

While studying as part of Suffolk's MST program, you'll also have access to our EDGE Professional Development workshops. Led by executive coaches and corporate consultants, these workshops will help you build your resume, expand your network, write a cover letter, polish your interview skills, and more.

Applying to Suffolk's MST Program

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn 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)

Cost of Graduate School at Suffolk

Tuition (2019-2020)
Full-Time, per semester
Cost Per Credit (2019-2020)
For Part-Time students
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid Per year 69%
Average Financial Aid Awarded Per year $22,520

Advising & Other Resources

Suffolk University offers graduate students—incoming, current, and alumni—help with navigating financial aid and payments, searching for career opportunities, and building a strong professional network. Our Graduate Student Services team supports you every step of the way with various services including application advising, financial aid counseling, international student resources, and other resources such as the Career Development Center or the Center for Learning and Academic Success. We also offer you value-added professional development workshops to bolster your experiential education and other professional skills while studying at Suffolk University.  

Faculty Expertise

Program faculty, including Professor James Angelini and Professor Michaele Morrow, have been actively sought out by the media to offer their insight.

Courses & Requirements

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

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