The Master of Science in Taxation program is geared to meet the increasing complexity of the accounting field and its critical impact on the effective management of business, financial, industrial, governmental and nonprofit organizations.
The program provides a framework of conceptual, technical, and professional knowledge that helps students develop the expertise needed to examine and understand many aspects of the tax structure. Through an integrated curriculum with emphasis on tax concepts, substantive knowledge of federal and state taxation, tax research, communication skills, and tax planning, students will develop an ability to identify and solve tax problems.
Students who wish to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State are required to have completed a 150-credit hour program. The M.S. in Taxation degree is recognized and registered by the New York State Education Department as satisfying the 150-credit hour requirement and also as qualification for a one-year work experience requirement relating to CPA licensure.
Enhance Your Career
The M.S. in Taxation not only prepares students for careers as professional tax specialists to serve the needs of the accounting, legal accounting and business communities of Long Island and the metropolitan New York area, but also sharpens their knowledge and skills through a sophisticated, challenging educational environment.
With this degree, you will be able to respond to the increasing complexity of the field of taxation and its critical impact on the effective management of business, financial, industrial, governmental and nonprofit organizations. The program trains
The program provides its students with:
A broad base of knowledge regarding federal tax law
Skills to understand and analyze complex tax regulations and their impacts
Techniques for analyzing and resolving issues involving tax law and regulations
Time to Degree
The M.S. in Taxation is a 30-credit program. With classes offered over three semesters each year, a full-time student may be able to complete the program in one year. Part-time students are encouraged to enroll and may take courses in the program as their schedule permits.