#9 Best MS Tax Program

According to TaxTalent, AU’s Kogod School of Business has one of the best postgraduate tax programs in the country. Why? Because this unique program provides practitioners with unparalleled opportunities. As a MST student, you’ll learn from expert faculty, experienced executives-in-residence, and major industry players.
The Master’s in Taxation program also includes:
  • Technical competency across the full range of federal and state taxation.
  • Access to the Kogod School of Business Tax Policy Center.
  • A wealth of internship opportunities in the nation’s capital city.
  • Visits to the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Treasury, and Senate Finance Committee.
  • Individual career coaching, group instruction, on-campus recruiting, and more.

Accelerator Admission
Details (Fall 2017)

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 6.0 5.5
Program Start Date August 20, 2017 August 20, 2017 August 24, 2017
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation of Corporations
  • Tax Planning: Individual and Business
  • Tax Research and Procedure

Progression Details

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree 6 9 0
Progression Into Master’s degree program Master’s degree program Master’s Accelerator 2
Progression Requirements GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B Completion of level 6 of ELTA with a grade of C or better in all coursework
Total credits required for degree: 30 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language Cost Per Credit After Accelerator1 Total Credits Required For Degree
Master of Science in Analytics $19,900 $27,900 $8,060 $1,579 30

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes between 12-16 credits per semester.

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