DePaul University College of Business > Academics > School of Accountancy & MIS > Graduate Programs > Taxation (MS)

Taxation (MSTAX)

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 of taxation. 

One of the first MS in taxation programs in the United States, DePaul’s program is structured for working professionals to enhance understanding and analysis of complex tax statutes, tax regulations, related cases and rulings, and the Internal Revenue Code.

MS in taxation students gain technical competencies; analytical, communications and interpretive skills; and leadership abilities that prepare them to add value at the highest levels in their firms, businesses and organizations. 


Faculty expertise and experience. Faculty members bring top academic and professional qualifications into the classroom and are experts in the topics they teach. Faculty include a broad range of distinguished individuals working in tax firms and government, such as RSM, the Internal Revenue Service, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Grant Thornton and KPMG, among others.

Top-ranking program. The program has been ranked among the top 10 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 highly  regarded by alumni and tax firm hiring professionals.

Flexibility. The flexible pace of the program allows students to tailor their school schedules to their work schedules. Most students take one or 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 also can be completed in one year by attending full time.

Online learning option. This degree can be completed partially or entirely online – a benefit for students  who seek a flexible schedule or do not living in the area. The online option provides complete access to the MS in taxation's comprehensive curriculum through video lectures and course materials presented in a convenient, supportive and engaging  online format.  

Career Outlook

MS in taxation alumni achieve some of the highest career advancement opportunities. Students in the program are consistently recruited by Chicago’s major firms and organizations, including, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY, Grant Thornton, BDO and RSM, among others.

If the form fails to load or displays incorrectly, click here to fill out an alternate form.

Get More Information