Zicklin’s Master’s of Science in Taxation prepares you to work in tax-related positions at accounting firms, corporations, government entities, or at your own practice. The program teaches you the foundations of corporate and federal tax policies and gives you the option to customize your concentration with more advanced courses.
- Credit range 31.5 – 34.5
- Full-time program completion: 1 – 1.5 years (includes summer courses)
- Part-time program completion: 2 years (includes summer courses)
- Credit hours count toward New York State CPA Licensure requirements
- Flexible scheduling allows you to switch between part-time and full-time course loads
Designed for All Levels
We accept students looking to enter the taxation field, as well as more experienced tax professionals seeking to advance their skills and move into leadership positions.
Applicants are not required to have an accounting or business background.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Requirements
The credits you complete in the Master’s in Taxation program can count toward the 150 semester hours required to sit for the New York State CPA license exam. However, completing the M.S. in Taxation will not give you all 150 hours and/or all courses by itself. Check with New York State (nasba.org) regarding any additional courses beyond those required for the MS in Taxation that may be required for CPA certification.
|Preliminary Course (3 credits)||Credits|
|Students with appropriate prior course work equivalent to ACC 9110 will be able to waive this requirement. (Note: Although ACC 9110 is not a prerequisite for any taxation courses, you should plan to take this course during the first half of your program.)|
|ACC 9110||Financial Accounting||3|
|Courses in Specialization 31.5 credits (34.5 credits if ACC 9110 required)|
|Required 19.5 credits|
|BUS 9551||Business Communication I||1.5|
|TAX 9863||Principles of Federal Income Taxation**||3|
|TAX 9866||Corporate Taxation I||3|
|TAX 9867||Corporate Taxation II||3|
|TAX 9868||Partnership Taxation||3|
|TAX 9870||Estate, Trusts, and Planning||3|
|TAX 9900||Tax Procedures & Professional Responsibility in Tax Practice||3|
|Choose 12 credit hours from:|
|ACC 9872||Personal Financial Planning||3|
|TAX 9869||International Taxation||3|
|TAX 9873||Deferred Compensation||3|
|TAX 9874||Consolidated Tax Returns||3|
|TAX 9875||S Corporations||2|
|TAX 9876||Estate Planning||2|
|TAX 9877||State and Local Taxes||3|
|TAX 9889||Current Problems in Taxation||3|
|TAX 9930||Real Estate Taxation||3|
**Students admitted in a spring term will take: TAX 9861 Principles of Federal Income Taxation: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
English Language Proficiency
Students who completed their undergraduate education in a non-English speaking country will be required to take non-credit bearing modules in Grammar Troubleshooting and American English Pronunciation offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies. These modules may be waived based on a waiver exam. The modules are not required for students who completed a four-year degree in an English-speaking country.
Curriculum is subject to change.
Office of Graduate Admissions
Address: One Bernard Baruch Way (24th St. and Lexington Ave.), Box B-820
Phone: (646) 312-1300; Fax:(646) 312-1301
Website: Zicklin Graduate Admissions