Unique Benefits

  • The MS in Taxation is an opportunity to study at a U.S. News and World Report ranked top 40 U.S. research university.
  • For students studying on the Boston campus, weekday classes are held after 5 p.m.
  • For working professional students, there is an option for an abbreviated spring term to allow a pause during the busy tax season.
  • With our MS in Taxation, you will strengthen your all-important network.
  • You will have the chance to network with more than 2,000 alumni working as accounting professionals nationwide.

Program Types

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.

Program Snapshots

Class Location

Boston campus

Class Begins

September

Time to Complete

1 year

Class Schedule

Classes are held in the evenings Monday–Wednesday

GMAT/GRE Requirement

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.

Credits

30

Graduation

Degrees are conferred three times per year in January, May, and August after students complete their required coursework. The graduation ceremony is held annually in August for all graduates from that calendar year.

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Class Location

Boston campus

Class Begins

January, May, or September

Time to Complete

24-27 months

Class Schedule

Classes are held in the evenings Monday–Wednesday

GMAT/GRE Requirement

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.

Credits

30

Graduation

Degrees are conferred three times per year in January, May, and August after students complete their required coursework. The graduation ceremony is held annually in August for all graduates from that calendar year.

Ready to apply? Start here.

Class Location

100% online

Class Begins

Any of the six enrollment terms throughout the year

Time to Complete

16 months

Class Schedule

Courses may be taken anytime

GMAT/GRE Requirement

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.

Credits

30

Graduation

Degrees are conferred three times per year in January, May, and August after students complete their required coursework. The graduation ceremony is held annually in August for all graduates from that calendar year.

Ready to apply? Start here.

Online MS in Taxation Overview

Download the program overview for our online MS in Taxation program and start to prepare for tomorrow’s tax challenges today.

About Our Students

Women33%
Men67%
Ethnic Diversity18% Asian
10% Black/African-American
72% White
Average Work Experience1-3 Years
Undergraduate GMAT (mean)570
Average GPA3.37

Previous Work Experience by Industry

Financial Services56%
Other27%
Consulting6%
Technology4%
Auditing/Accounting2%
Consumer Products2%
Government2%

Top Employers of MS in Taxation Students Include:

  • Boston’s Children’s Hospital
  • City of Boston
  • CohnReznick
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Gray, Gray & Gray
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Starbucks
  • State Street
  • Whole Foods
  • Wolf & Company

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