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.

Program Admissions

Admission in the Master of Science in Taxation program is selective. It is expected that applicants demonstrate the requisite capacity for academic study and interest in tax practice. Only applicants who are CPAs or have at least two years of tax-related work experience can expect to be admitted. Admission into the program will be based on all elements of an application. Applicants without these credentials should have completed an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.25 GPA and will be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

Application Deadlines

Admissions are for the fall semester. There are two application deadlines:

Application TypeDeadline
Early AdmissionDecember 1
General AdmissionJune 30

Application Procedure

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

In addition to completing the online application, all candidates seeking admission to the MST program must submit the following:

  • Personal statement
  • Official transcript showing receipt of a Bachelor of Art or Bachelors of Science and any graduate degrees
  • Official test results for the GMAT or GRE at or above the 70th percentile (waived for Temple University graduates, applicants who are CPAs or have an equivalent credential and applicants holding a graduate degree from an accredited domestic university with an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher) (waived for all Fall 2022 applicants)
  • Application fee (waived for Temple University graduates)
  • Resume/CV
  • For non-native English speakers trained in a non-English speaking country, official test results for TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo assessment exam must be submitted unless a waiver is provided. Please see below for details

English proficiency is one of the most important predictors of your success in our program. For this reason, and to ensure students have the requisite language skills to succeed at Temple Law, we require proof of English proficiency from every applicant who is not a native English speaker

English Proficiency Exam Minimum Accepted Score
IELTS 6.5 with no individual score below 6.0
Duolingo English Test (DET) 115

If you do not meet these scores, you may be eligible for conditional admission if you attend an intensive English training course. Please learn more about our conditional admission program below.

Requests to waive the English proficiency requirement may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the admissions committee. Waiver requests will be considered if (i) your native language is English, (ii) if you have lived and worked in the U.S. for more than two years, or (iii) if you possess a university degree from an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction.

Your academic transcripts must verify that your degree was obtained from an English-speaking institution. If not, we may request you provide supplemental documentation from your school to confirm that the coursework was taught in English.

If you take the TOEFL and submit your application through ETS, Temple’s Institution Code is 2906. The law school’s


Tuition for the Master of Science in Taxation program is set in the spring of each year by Temple University Trustees.

Full-Time or Part-Time (per credit)$1,100

In addition to tuition, students are charged a Matriculation fee and University Services fee depending on the number of credits a student is taking each semester. A breakdown of these fees is available here.

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