Important Update

The Master of Science in Taxation program is no longer accepting applications, and the degree will be discontinued. Required coursework for current students will be offered until the end of the Summer 2028 term, and the tax faculty has created a teach-out plan so that students may complete the degree during this period. Current MS in Taxation students should speak with Dean Jen Bretschneider  ( to create individual study plans to complete their degrees during this teach-out term.

About the Program

A partnership between Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and Fox School of Business, the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program is an interdisciplinary educational experience for accounting and financial professionals. The program combines the Law School’s expertise in teaching tax law, cultivated over the 50-year history of the Graduate Tax Program, with the Fox School’s business and accounting acumen.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Fox School of Business and Beasley School of Law

The faculty include some of the country’s most accomplished practitioners from law firms, accounting firms and government, who bring their practices to the classroom and bridge the gap between learning and doing. The curriculum is comprehensive and flexible, offering students the opportunity to match their education to their career goals. From traditional tax subjects to data analytics, cutting-edge classes prepare students not only for today’s marketplace but also for the future.

In addition, the MST program is unparalleled in its affordability and convenience. Many classes are offered at Temple’s Center City campus, just across the street from City Hall. Whether there or at Temple’s main campus on North Broad Street, students have the option to participate remotely, even switching between online and onsite attendance as their schedules allow. The MST program’s flexibility affords even the busiest students the ability to fit their education into their professional lives.

Degree Requirements

  • Earn 30 credits, including completion of the Core MST Curriculum consisting of:
    • Introduction to Tax and Legal Reasoning;
    • Accounting for Income Taxes (pending Board of Trustees approval);
    • Corporate Taxation;
    • Partnership Taxation; and
    • Taxation II.
  • Satisfy the writing requirement by taking a class with a term paper or serial writing requirement or completing a guided research project supervised by a full-time faculty member. (Classes that meet the writing requirement are listed on the Degree Requirement Checklist.)
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) or higher.
  • Complete the degree requirements within 5 years of initial enrollment.


MST students are required to complete Introduction to Tax and Legal Reasoning in the fall semester upon enrollment in the program. Students are allowed to complete the other required courses on their schedules. New courses designed particularly for the MST program and taught by Fox School faculty include Accounting for Income Taxes (required), Project Management, and two courses in data analytics.

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