DePaul's highly ranked Master of Science in Taxation is a rigorous program that prepares working professionals to assume  a high level of responsibility and leadership in corporations where tax issues drive major decision-making. 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​.

Students may begin the program during the fall (September), winter (January) or spring  (March) academic quarters. 


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

DePaul MS in Taxation alumni continue to achieve some of the highest advancement opportunities and are consistently recruited by some of the city’s major firms and organizations.

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