The M.S.T. program serves individuals who are interested in expanding or continuing their education in taxation. It is specialized, practical, and intensely client focused. Students examine substantive tax law and enhance their analytical and research skills, thus enabling them to analyze tax problems, identify the relevant issues, and arrive at the appropriate conclusions or courses of action.
Admission to the Master of Science in Taxation Program
Candidates are admitted to the M.S.T. program based on criteria that have been shown to predict success. Applicants must submit official documentation of all previous college course work, including a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent international credential). An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required, although those with limited undergraduate exposure to taxation are required to complete appropriate courses to provide a foundation for advanced study in taxation. Additionally, applicants must submit:
- GMAT score
- Personal Statement
- TOEFL score (if English is not the applicant’s first language)
Admission requirements are provided in detail in “The Seidman College of Business” section of this catalog, including conditions that qualify applicants for a GMAT waiver.
A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit will be given for appropriate graduate courses completed with a grade of B or better from another AACSB-accredited college. These credits may be substituted for required courses or elective courses as determined by the program director. University policy on transfer of credit also governs such courses.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required in all graduate-level courses. Additionally, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all 600-level courses that fulfill graduation requirements for the M.S.A. A grade of C or better must be earned in all graduate courses that fulfill graduation requirements for the M.S.A.