M.Sc. Online


Northeastern University

16 months
36900 USD/year
36900 USD/year
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Northeastern University’s online Master of Science in Taxation is designed to sharpen the knowledge and skills of tax professionals who want to stay current with industry and economic trends.

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This accelerated and respected Taxation degree at Northeastern University is your opportunity to dive head first into the intricacies that separate top tax experts from their competition. Students analyze complex tax statutes, regulations, and related cases, and rulings, while interacting with expert faculty with decades of academic and industry experience. In just 16 months, you can develop a sophisticated and contextual understanding of tax planning and compliance that can immediately translate to the workplace and beyond.

Now more than ever, citizens and corporations depend on qualified tax professionals to help them navigate a complex landscape. Through a combination of experiential learning and an extensive study of tax regulations, you can transition classroom concepts directly to the real world. Choose our Online MST and you can prepare to do more, be more, and achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Unique Features

  • Choose from two tracks—Taxation of Entities or Taxation of Individuals
  • Online format provides convenience, flexibility, and 24/7 support
  • Six start dates per year: two each in the spring, summer, and fall
  • Small class sizes ensure personal attention
  • This program offers financial planning courses
  • Develop interpersonal networks and relationships
  • Northeastern's online graduate business programs are ranked 18th in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2016) 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Federal Tax Issues and Analysis
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Corporations and Shareholders
  • Partners and Partnerships
  • Tax Research, Practice, and Ethics
  • State and Local Taxation
  • International Taxation: Inbound Transactions
  • International Taxation: Outbound Transactions
  • Advanced Flow-Through Entities
  • Retirement Plans
  • Planning for Estate Tax Issues
  • Tax Accounting for Income Taxes

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Personal statement
  • Current professional resumé
  • Two letters of professional recommendation
  • Academic transcript(s)
  • English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D’Amore-McKim classrooms.
Prerequisites for admission:
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher on a scale of 4.0, or GMAT required
  • Undergraduate or graduate course in taxation with a grade of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0
  • A minimum of two years of tax experience including one busy season or hold one of the following credentials: JD, CPA, CFP, or Enrolled Agent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49200 USD for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    36900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49200 USD for the full programme during 16 months.


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