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MS Taxation

  • Northeastern University's MS in Taxation (MST) program is designed with the working professional in mind. Courses begin three times per year: in Fall, Spring, and Summer.The MST program is focused on teaching you to analyze the Internal Revenue Code. Completing the MST program at Northeastern also helps you to expand your professional network by connecting with other tax professionals in our alumni and corporate communities. 



    All classes meet after 5:00 p.m. Two related courses are offered back-to-back on the same night at the same campus every semester, minimizing the number of trips you have to make to campus. The majority of courses in the program are offered at our Financial District Campus, located at 89 Broad Street on the second floor of the Hilton Hotel.


    The majority of students pursue the MST degree on a part-time basis. As a student, you can schedule your courses in a manner that balances your work and personal schedule with your academic schedule. You can either accelerate your pace and complete the degree in just over two years, or you can space things out over a maximum period of five years.

    Practical and Relevant

    The curriculum is updated regularly, and incorporates current tax legislation. Tax research and writing is a required element of every course. MST faculty are working professionals who bring real world client situations to the classroom, and students enrolled have 1 - 3 years of professional tax experience.


    Northeastern's MST alumni have a strong presence within top accounting firms, helping you to expand your network. The majority of our faculty are Northeastern alumni who are high-level working professionals from our network of accounting and law firms. Our alumni and corporate networks have proven to be valuable resources for MST students and graduates as they advance their careers.


    The MST program has been approved by the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado as a program that meets the academic requirements to sit for the Certified Financial Planner Examination(TM). It has also been approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Accountancy as a program that meets the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure, provided that you were an accounting major who has met all of the core accounting requirements set by the state board.


  • Tim Rupert


    Rupert, Timothy J. Professor of Accounting, James Carey Fellow 
    Professor Rupert's research interests include cognitive and decision making processes of taxpayers and tax practitioners.

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