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Gain advanced knowledge of taxation that you can apply to grow your career. Faculty are focused on teaching you to analyze the Internal Revenue Code, gain command of changes in tax legislation, and add value through planning opportunities. Plan for your future, and position yourself for a higher salary with your MS in Taxation.

Program Overview

  • Program Structure: 15 credits of required courses and 15 credits of electives.
  • Class Schedule: For the part-time and full-time programs, classes are held in the evenings Monday–Wednesday (one night per week for part-time). For the online program, courses may be taken anytime.
  • Time to Complete: 1 year when studying full-time. 24-27 months when studying part-time. 20 months when studying online.

Unique Features


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alumni working as accounting professionals nationwide

  • Build an outstanding peer and alumni network
  • For working professional students, there is an option for an abbreviated spring term to allow a pause during the busy tax season.
  • Develop relationships with leading professionals currently working in taxation, finance, and accounting that teach many of your classes
  • Gain a deep understanding of relevant, practical insights in a dynamic classroom environment


  • GMAT/GRE required? Northeastern has a test-optional policy for the 2021-2022 academic year and does not require a GMAT or GRE score to complete an application for admission. Under the new policy, you can decide whether to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of your admission application. For more information, review our admissions policies.
  • English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D’Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
  • Where do I apply? Apply for a Boston, MA campus program using this application. Apply for an online program using this application.
  • Interview required? By invitation for Boston campus students. Not required for online students.

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you will find the rate next to “Business Administration.”

At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Scholarships and Fellowships

D’Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.


The MS in Taxation at Northeastern—full-time, part-time, or online— is designed to help you develop the in-demand taxation skills needed to tackle the issues and challenges encountered in the global marketplace.

Our curriculum was designed to focus on immersive, applied knowledge for working professionals looking to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it the very next day in their careers. We combine real-world taxation expertise with forward-thinking academics to help position you for career acceleration.

Choose Your Format

For tax professionals who want to stay current with industry and economic trends and enhance their tax planning skills, dive into our Full-Time MS on Taxation.

Tight schedule? Looking for resources to immediately advance your career? The Part-Time MS in Taxation fits in with your busy professional life.

Ideal for professionals with backgrounds in finance, accounting, law, and business, our 100% Online Master’s in Taxation degree aims to help build skills to meet the demands of a steadily changing tax industry head-on.

Meet some of our students

“I chose D’Amore-McKim because it fit all my wants as a prospective student, and it has been recognized as a top school nationally for its MS in Taxation program,” Sierra says.

“You can start implementing all the knowledge that you acquire in your daily routine at work and since tax laws are constantly changing, the program teaches you how to stay current with the new laws and regulations,” says Saviñón.

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Cassie Dennison

Recruiting Specialist, Graduate School of Professional Accounting
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