9 months
47940 USD/year
47940 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Suffolk University’s downtown Boston campus is adjacent to the Financial District—you can get your Master of Science in Taxation (MST) just steps away from where you’re working.


About this Degree

Our courses are taught by true tax professionals, creating a unique, heavily practice-oriented program for students seeking career progression as tax specialists. MST graduates go on to work at Big Four public accounting firms, global corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and municipalities.

With the Suffolk University Master of Science in Taxation, you'll develop the crucial skills needed in today’s global environment of vastly diverse and highly complicated tax structures. These highly valued and marketable skills make the Suffolk's MST program essential for a career in taxation.

While earning your MST at Suffolk University, you’ll:

  • Gain a strong foundation in accounting principles and an understanding of tax law and tax compliance
  • Study from a curriculum that is aligned with professional practice, heavily based in experiential learning, and shaped by the cutting-edge industry trends identified by our Young Alumni Advisory Board 
  • Develop the research skills needed for effective tax planning in today's global environment of vastly diverse and highly complicated tax structures
  • Have the option to specialize in corporate taxation or follow our General MST track where you can customize your electives to prepare you for the CPA exam and your unique career goals
  • Learn from a mix of practitioners and accomplished scholars, including CPAs and attorneys who practice in the public, corporate, and government sectors

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Federal Taxation of Income
  • Tax Research
  • Taxation of Corporations
  • Taxation of Pass-Through Entities
  • Tax Practice and Procedures
  • Taxation of Property Transactions
  • International Taxation Outbound
  • State & Local Taxation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months
  • Part-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23970 USD per semester during 9 months.
  • National

    47940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23970 USD per semester during 9 months.
  • $1,598 per credit

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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