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Taxation (MSTAX)


Taxation (MSTAX)

Become an expert in taxation

As one of the first master’s programs in taxation in the U.S., DePaul’s MS in Taxation (MSTAX) is the foundation for exceptional performance and leadership in the field of tax accounting. For working professionals, it is structured to enhance understanding and analysis of complex tax statutes, tax regulations, related cases and rulings, and the Internal Revenue Code.

Earn your degree at a pace that works for you. Take one or two classes each quarter to complete the program within two to three years, or go full-time to complete it in one year. Additionally, many students take a quarter off during busy periods, such as the winter tax season.

Complete the MSTAX online

Our flexible MS Taxation Online option provides full access to the MS Taxation curriculum, allowing you to complete your degree partially or fully online to fit your schedule.

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Dynamic connections to Chicago firms

Because of our location in the heart of the city, as well as our professional connections, students in the program are consistently recruited by Chicago’s major firms and organizations, including KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and BDO.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll take seven required courses and five tax electives.

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in the nation in Tax Talent's "Top in Tax" survey of employers (2017)


of reporting 2016 MS in Taxation grads were working full-time within six months of graduation

Study with faculty who are noted industry contributors

Faculty include a broad range of distinguished individuals working in tax firms and government, such as RSM, the Internal Revenue Service and Grant Thornton. Associate Professor David J. Roberts has published articles in Tax Notes, The Tax Executive, Challenge, The CPA Journal, TAXES—The Tax Magazine, and Accounting Today.

"Being alumni from well-known programs at DePaul makes a strong statement about our background and abilities. Our degrees serve as a representation of professionalism and having a desire to provide the best services possible."

Enrique (MST ’00)
Principal, Lopez & Co. CPAs
Co-founder, LRC CPA Management

Enrique, DePaul MSTAX alum  

Alumni Network

In addition to the wider group of Kellstadt alumni, the School of Accountancy & MIS alumni society—Ledger & Quill—is one of the largest accounting alumni groups in the nation. 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.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Additionally, the giving society of the School of Accountancy & MIS gives approximately $25k annually to students pursuing their master’s in Accountancy, Taxation, or Audit and Advisory Services. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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