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DePaul’s highly ranked Master of Science (MS) in Taxation is a rigorous program that prepares working professionals to excel in the field of taxation.  In this program, you will develop a detailed understanding and base of knowledge regarding tax statutes, tax regulations and the Internal Revenue Code.

The MS in Taxation program is designed for working professionals with bachelor’s degrees who are dedicated to learning the complexities of the field of taxation.  Students who have earned or are earning MBAs also may be admitted to the program.
The program is offered in the traditional classroom format and in a flexible and convenient online format.  The Master of Science in Accountancy Online offers the same high-quality instruction, outstanding faculty and content-rich curriculum as its on-campus counterpart, but with more flexibility.  Students may take some or all of their classes online to complete this degree.


The MS in Taxation program is taught by faculty members with academic and professional expertise, bringing a mixture of technical and real-world knowledge into the classroom. Core courses in the program cover:
  • Current problems in taxation
  • Federal income tax procedures
  • Tax accounting, periods and methods
  • Tax research
  • Taxation of corporations and shareholders
Most students complete the program within two to three years, and often do not take courses during busy periods such as the winter tax season.

Career Outlook

Alumni of our taxation program continue to achieve some of the highest advancement opportunities and are consistently recruited by some of the city’s major firms and organizations.
Introductory Courses (varies with prior coursework) 0-12 hours
​Degree Requirements (varies with admission term and course selection) ​45-48 hours
  Total hours required   45-60 hours