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 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,
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.
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,