M.Sc. On Campus


California State University Northridge

12 months
14042 USD/year
14042 USD/year
8498 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Taxation program at California State University Northridge is a demanding, competitive and rigorous course of study that develops an understanding of the tax practice.


The Taxation program offered by California State University Northridge focuses on building research, communication, compliance and critical-thinking skills that are vital to becoming a successful tax practitioner in public, private, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to:

  • Apply their conceptual understanding of tax to both structured and unstructured problems.
  • Effectively communicate their analysis of complex taxation problems in writing.
  • Research tax literature for both structured and unstructured problems.
  • Apply critical-thinking skills when analyzing and solving tax problems.
  • Recognize and analyze ethical and professional responsibility issues in the tax practice.
  • Conduct analytical review of tax returns.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tax Ethics, Research and Communication
  • Income Tax Concepts and Their Business Applications
  • Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Income Taxation of Partnerships
  • Accounting Methods and Periods
  • Federal Tax Procedure

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must meet the requirements of the university as listed in this catalog. In addition, applicants must have successfully completed an introduction to federal income taxation course and an introduction to financial accounting course. (Prerequisite courses may be taken at any accredited institution of higher education.)
  • Furthermore, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from supervisors or professors, as well as a current resume. The GMAT is not required for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. CPA designation, Enrolled Agent credentials or 4 years of professional tax work experience may substitute for the GMAT for candidates with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 but lower than 3.0.
  • While tax work experience, CPA designation or Enrolled Agent credentials are valued in the ranking of applicants, they are not required for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14042 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14042 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8498 USD per year during 12 months.

Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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