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Master of Science in Taxation

The Master of Science in Taxation (M.S.T.) is a 30.0 credit hour degree program designed to (1) to prepare graduates for entry level positions in public and private accounting in taxation and (2) provide graduate-level education for tax professionals who desire to enhance their specialized tax knowledge.

The M.S.T. is a specialized degree program aimed to equip students with the highly technical and demanding skills required to provide tax and business advice in the private sector as well as administer the tax laws in the public sector of the economy.

Students may apply to the program after completing a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or during their senior year of college or have completed a law degree. An undergraduate major in accounting is not a requirement, however, applicants must have taken A201 Principles of Financial Accounting or the equivalent.

M.S.T. Degree Requirements:

M.S.T. Core Classes (19.5 credit hours)

  • BUPA-A 515 Federal Income Taxes 3 cr. hr.
  • BUPA-A 551 Tax Research (concurrent with A 515) 1.5 cr. hr.
  • BUPA-A 539 Advanced Taxation I:  Entity Issues 3 cr. hr.
  • BUPA-A 538 Corporate Taxation II 3 cr. hr.
  • BUPA-A 556 Periods & Methods 3 cr. hr.
  • BUPA-A 522 Federal Taxation of Partnerships & LLCs 3 cr. hr.
  • BUPA-A 555 Taxation of S Corporations 3 cr. hr.
Electives (10.5 credit hours)

Students who have had equivalent undergraduate courses may not retake, but must replace.

Total: 30 hours

For further information on the curriculum format, prerequisites, and admission requirements, contact:

M.S.T. Program
Kelley School of Business
Business/SPEA 3024
801 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5151
Phone: (317) 274-3451
Web site: kelley.iupui.edu

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