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MS in Taxation

Become an industry change-maker and reach new levels of success with our comprehensive taxation program. 

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Tuition costs

$30,000
$1,000 Per credit
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Credits

30
Credits
Advance your tax career in one year
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You completed your business or accounting degree and you want to delve deeper and develop your technical knowledge of taxation. Now is the right time: the current demand of tax experts exceeds the supply not only in the United States but also all-over the world. Join this booming and dynamic field that is driving decisions in major corporations. 

With an M.S. in Taxation degree from the Sy Syms School of Business, you will master the discipline that shapes Fortune 500 decisions and defies the corporate landscape. Classes are conveniently held in Midtown Manhattan and fit around your busy schedule. The 30-credit, 1-year course will also work towards the 150-hour requirement for the New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. With a world-renowned faculty with years of corporate experience, and powerful network of alumni and friends, Yeshiva University's MS of Taxation is a crucial step in preparing yourself for the world's top firms and prestigious positions. 

Learn more about the CPA licensure requirements of New York State.

Course Overview: Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide breadth of topics to situate you for career success: Corporate Federal Income Taxation, State and Local Taxation, Taxation of Flow-through Entities, Tax Practice and Procedure, Research Contemporary Topics in Taxations and more. 

The Sy Syms MS in Taxation Edge

Learn from experienced CPAs, Senior IRS agents and JD/LLMs

Attend classes in the evenings, just two nights a week

Our renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence; impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Work with students with diverse professional and personal backgrounds

Make lifelong business connections in our small and personalized classrooms

Program offers CPT for international students

Full Program Breakdown

You completed your business or accounting degree and you want to delve deeper and develop your technical knowledge of taxation. Now is the right time: the current demand of tax experts exceeds the supply not only in the United States but also all-over the world. Join this booming and dynamic field that is driving decisions in major corporations. 

With an M.S. in Taxation degree from the Sy Syms School of Business, you will master the discipline that shapes Fortune 500 decisions and defies the corporate landscape. Classes are conveniently held in Midtown Manhattan and fit around your busy schedule. The 30-credit, 1-year course will also work towards the 150-hour requirement for the New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. With a world-renowned faculty with years of corporate experience, and powerful network of alumni and friends, Yeshiva University's MS of Taxation is a crucial step in preparing yourself for the world's top firms and prestigious positions. 

Learn more about the CPA licensure requirements of New York State.

Course Overview: Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide breadth of topics to situate you for career success: Corporate Federal Income Taxation, State and Local Taxation, Taxation of Flow-through Entities, Tax Practice and Procedure, Research Contemporary Topics in Taxations and more. 

The Sy Syms MS in Taxation Edge

Learn from experienced CPAs, Senior IRS agents and JD/LLMs

Attend classes in the evenings, just two nights a week

Our renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence; impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Work with students with diverse professional and personal backgrounds

Make lifelong business connections in our small and personalized classrooms

Program offers CPT for international students

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You completed your business or accounting degree and you want to delve deeper and develop your technical knowledge of taxation. Now is the right time: the current demand of tax experts exceeds the supply not only in the United States but also all-over the world. Join this booming and dynamic field that is driving decisions in major corporations. 

With an M.S. in Taxation degree from the Sy Syms School of Business, you will master the discipline that shapes Fortune 500 decisions and defies the corporate landscape. Classes are conveniently held in Midtown Manhattan and fit around your busy schedule. The 30-credit, 1-year course will also work towards the 150-hour requirement for the New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. With a world-renowned faculty with years of corporate experience, and powerful network of alumni and friends, Yeshiva University's MS of Taxation is a crucial step in preparing yourself for the world's top firms and prestigious positions. 

Learn more about the CPA licensure requirements of New York State.

Course Overview: Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide breadth of topics to situate you for career success: Corporate Federal Income Taxation, State and Local Taxation, Taxation of Flow-through Entities, Tax Practice and Procedure, Research Contemporary Topics in Taxations and more. 

Learn from experienced CPAs, Senior IRS agents and JD/LLMs

Attend classes in the evenings, just two nights a week

Our renowned full-time professors inspire you through academic excellence; impressive adjuncts bridge theory with real-time business practice

Work with students with diverse professional and personal backgrounds

Make lifelong business connections in our small and personalized classrooms

Program offers CPT for international students

Contact Us

We offer potential students the opportunity to sit in on a class and speak with a current student or faculty member. By visiting Sy Syms School of Business, you will experience the unique way our faculty and students engage with one another and how what they learn in the classroom translates to what they will be doing as professionals.

If you have questions about the program or would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment at gradschool@yu.edu or 1-833-241-4723.

Program Director

Bruce Kamins, J.D., LLM., CPA
Bruce Kamins came into the world of taxation later in his academic career. Born on Long Island, Bruce majored in psychology for his undergraduate degree at SUNY Buffalo, where he pursued and completed a J.D. after graduation. He then completed his LLM. in taxation at NYU. With over 40 years of experience in the field, Bruce has worked in some of the biggest accounting firms, corporations and financial institutions, including PwC, Warner Communications (predecessor to Time Warner Inc.), the Mortgage Bankers Association, Citigroup, and AIG. His newest role, Professor and Program Director of our Taxation program, has allowed him to share all his experience and help educate the future generations of CPAS. 

Learn more about Syms faculty here. 

Learn more about the MS in Taxation curriculum.

In light of Covid-19 health crisis, all Fall 2020 classes are online.  GMAT requirement for Spring 2021 is waived.

Entry term: fall or spring.
Application deadline — December 15, 2020

Application requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required upon acceptance)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • International students must take either the TOEFL (code 2990), the PTE, or the IELTS (code Yeshiva University Graduate School) — scores are valid for 2 years. You may be exempted if you have earned a degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction. Learn more about visa requirements.

Pre-Requisites for MS in Taxation:

All candidates, regardless of their undergraduate major, must have taken courses equivalent to Federal Income Taxation I and Federal Income Taxation II prior to enrolling in the program. In addition, to satisfy the CPA education requirements, all candidates, regardless of their undergraduate major, should successfully complete the following 3 credit courses prior to graduating from the MS in Taxation program:

  • Auditing
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Managerial or Cost Accounting

Students with an undergraduate degree in a business discipline other than accounting:

  • Once your application is received, your transcript will be evaluated to create a schedule that will address your specific needs. Students should begin matriculation with 27 business credits and may be required to complete courses in accounting during the summer(s) to satisfy New York State Licensure Requirements.
  • If courses are not taken at YU, they must be taken at an institution that is AASB accredited and submit their transcript to YU. Must earn a C or better for credit.

Students with Sy Syms degree in a business discipline other than accounting:

  • Complete six credits in taxation (Federal Income Taxation I and II, or their equivalent)
  • The admissions committee will review your transcript and assess the individual need for additional classes
  • Additional classes may be taken during the summer

Spring 2021 program starts on January 19.

Learn more about the MS in Taxation program

 

Prospective Students

Learn more about the MS in Taxation curriculum.

In light of Covid-19 health crisis, all Fall 2020 classes are online.  GMAT requirement for Spring 2021 is waived.

Entry term: fall or spring.
Application deadline — December 15, 2020

Application requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required upon acceptance)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • International students must take either the TOEFL (code 2990), the PTE, or the IELTS (code Yeshiva University Graduate School) — scores are valid for 2 years. You may be exempted if you have earned a degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction. Learn more about visa requirements.

Pre-Requisites for MS in Taxation:

All candidates, regardless of their undergraduate major, must have taken courses equivalent to Federal Income Taxation I and Federal Income Taxation II prior to enrolling in the program. In addition, to satisfy the CPA education requirements, all candidates, regardless of their undergraduate major, should successfully complete the following 3 credit courses prior to graduating from the MS in Taxation program:

  • Auditing
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Managerial or Cost Accounting

Students with an undergraduate degree in a business discipline other than accounting:

  • Once your application is received, your transcript will be evaluated to create a schedule that will address your specific needs. Students should begin matriculation with 27 business credits and may be required to complete courses in accounting during the summer(s) to satisfy New York State Licensure Requirements.
  • If courses are not taken at YU, they must be taken at an institution that is AASB accredited and submit their transcript to YU. Must earn a C or better for credit.

Students with Sy Syms degree in a business discipline other than accounting:

  • Complete six credits in taxation (Federal Income Taxation I and II, or their equivalent)
  • The admissions committee will review your transcript and assess the individual need for additional classes
  • Additional classes may be taken during the summer

Spring 2021 program starts on January 19.

Current Students

Learn more about the MS in Taxation program

 

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