The Master of Science (MS) in taxation is an integrated program of study that
provides the foundation for exceptional performance and leadership in the field
One of the first MS in taxation programs in the United States, DePaul’s
program is specifically structured for working professionals to enhance
understanding and analysis of complex tax statutes, tax regulations, related
cases and rulings, and the Internal Revenue Code.
Students admitted to the program seek to attain the highest levels of
responsibility in their firms, businesses and organizations by adding value
through technical competencies; analytical, communications and interpretive
skills; and leadership to their clients or organizations.
Faculty expertise and experience. Program faculty bring top
academic and professional qualifications into the classroom—they are experts in
the specific topics they teach. Faculty include a broad range of highly ranked
individuals working in tax firms and government, including professionals from
RSM, the Internal Revenue Service, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Grant Thornton and KPMG,
Top-ranking program. The program has been ranked among the
top five tax programs in the nation, based on a survey of employers conducted by
TaxTalent, the largest online network of tax professionals. The survey provides
a valuable index of which accounting schools are consistently held in high
regard by both alumni and those who hire tax professionals.
Flexibility. The flexible pace of the program allows
students to tailor their school schedule to their work schedule. Most students
take one to two classes each quarter, completing the program within two to three
years, and students often take a quarter off during busy periods such as the
winter tax season. The program can also be completed in one year for those
students who desire to attend full time.
Online learning. The program also can be completed partially
or entirely online – an invaluable benefit for students wanting a flexible
schedule or for those not living in the area. The online classes allows students
to access to the program’s comprehensive tax curriculum.
Following graduation, alumni of DePaul’s taxation program continue to achieve
some of the highest career advancement opportunities. Students in the taxation
program are consistently recruited by some of Chicago’s major firms and
organizations, including, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY, Grant Thornton, BDO and RSM,