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Taxation, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
Spokane, WA, United States
Our Master of Science in Taxation (MSTax) program prepares students for the rapidly changing tax-accounting environment and the dynamic nature of the profession. Gonzaga’s program is one of only 170 universities in the country to have received AACSB accreditation.
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The MSTax program prepares students for the rapidly changing tax-accounting environment and the dynamic nature of the accounting profession. The accounting program received separate AACSB accreditation in 2009, and is one of only 170 universities in the United States to have received this distinction.

Gonzaga accounting students consisently perform at an exceptional rate on the CPA Exam. For 2014/15, Gonzaga held the 20th best 1st-time pass rates in the nation among 255 "large programs".

Gonzaga's Graduate Accounting program is currently ranked in the Top 30 by US News & World Report.

Additionally, our most recent graduating MSTax class boast a 97% job placement rate at graduation and 100% within 3 months of graduation. This is due to the strong relationships our faculty maintain with employers, as well as the excellent on-campus recruiting program.

The MSTax program is a 31-credit degree comprised of eleven core credits and twenty elective credits.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Orientation Workshop
  • Financial Accounting for Income Taxes
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • State & Local Tax Concepts
  • International Taxation
  • Tax Theory
  • Professional Writing Workshop
  • Professional Ethics
  • Tax Research & Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time students usually complete their degree in 2-4 years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Essay Questions

As part of your online application, you will be required to submit answers to three essay questions.

  •  What matters most to you and why?
  •  What are your short-term and long-term career objectives?
  •  Why Gonzaga?
Confidential Recommendations: Two online recommendations required
  • Online recommendations are to come from professors, supervisors, managers, etc. Character references

(i.e. recommendations from family members, friends of family, neighbors, etc.) are not accepted. Applicants to the MAcc

program are strongly encouraged to submit at least one recommendation from an accounting professor.

  • You will need the names, and contact information of your recommenders to submit with your online application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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