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 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 (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|
|ACC 9110 Financial Reporting||3|
Students who completed a 3-credit graduate or undergraduate course in financial accounting with a minimum grade of B- will be able to waive ACC 9110.
This curriculum is effective for students entering in Spring 2020. Students who entered prior to Spring 2020 should review the Graduate Bulletin or contact a program advisor to confirm their degree requirements.
|Courses in Specialization 31.5 credits|
|Required 16.5 credits|
|BUS 9551||Business Communication I||1.5|
|TAX 9863||Principles of Federal Income Taxation**||3|
|TAX 9866||Corporate Taxation I||3|
|TAX 9868||Partnership Taxation||3|
|TAX 9870||Estate, Trusts, and Planning||3|
|TAX 9900||Tax Procedures & Professional Responsibility in Tax Practice||3|
|Choose 15 credit hours from:|
|TAX 9867||Corporate Taxation II||3|
|TAX 9869||International Taxation||3|
|TAX 9873||Deferred Compensation||3|
|TAX 9877||State and Local Tax||3|
|TAX 9889||Current Problems in Taxation||3|
|TAX 9890||Financial Planning for Individuals||3|
|TAX 9891||Special Topics 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). Students will not receive credit for both courses.
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