The Syms Master of Science in Taxation program is 30-credit program that can be completed in one year and is meant to help prepare for the CPA exam, for current CPAs seeking to advance their careers or for people who recognize the importance of tax matters in the business world.  The demand for tax professionals is greater than the supply, so public accounting firms and all sizes of businesses actively recruit our graduates.  The Master of Science in Taxation program is a flexible tax degree that provides students and professionals with a competitive advantage in the field and satisfies the 150-hour requirement for the CPA exam.  This program conveys a basic knowledge of the major technical, conceptual, ethical and research issues in the area of taxation, and provides training in the practical and planning aspects as well..

Located in midtown Manhattan, the program allows our students the ability to attend classes while also being able to pursue employment opportunities.

Our program is for those who have either majored in accounting or have a degree in another business discipline and wish to develop their technical and practical knowledge of taxation. 

Location and Class Schedule

The program is offered by the Syms School of Business at the Beren Campus of Yeshiva University. Four classes are offered each fall and spring semesters with additional classes offered in the summers to allow students to complete all requirements for the degree and also for those who may need extra coursework in accounting and taxation to fulfill New York State credit and content area educational requirements. Wherever you live in the New York metropolitan area, the Master of Science Taxation at Syms Graduate Business School makes it possible to fit earning a tax degree into your busy schedule. 

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

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or another business discipline (finance, marketing, management or economics)
  • Résumé
  • Official college transcript

Equal Opportunity

Yeshiva University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in admission and other facets of its educational programs and activities. The University encourages applications from qualified students of diverse backgrounds without regard to sex, religion, age, race, sexual preference or national origin, within the meaning of applicable law.

Contact Us

If you would like more information or have any questions about the Syms Master of Science in Taxation program, please e-mail Margie Townsend, Associate Director of Program Recruitment, at mmartin4@yu.edu, or by telephone at 917.326.4582.