Master of Science Degrees

Master’s in Taxation

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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 for CPA licensure in New York State.  Students with an undergraduate degree in Accountancy are likely to meet New York State CPA requirements.  Those with business degree backgrounds can meet the requirements with a few additional accountancy courses. Please check with New York State ( regarding any additional courses beyond those required for the MS in Taxation that may be required for CPA certification.

Preliminary Course and Waiver
MS in Taxation
MS in Taxation with Concentration in Financial Planning

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