The Master of Science in Taxation (MS.Tax) program aims to prepare students to be professionals with impact. Our promise is that our graduates will be the most technical among their peers as they embark on a career in tax. We accomplish this through an innovative curriculum based on continuous feedback from employers, alumni, and our Advisory Board, which is comprised of practice leaders in a variety of roles across the United States. In addition to a deep exposure to the application of tax rules and regulations, students learn technological and communication skills essential to success in today’s client-services profession.
Students can complete their MS.Tax degree in two semesters at Gonzaga. MS.Tax, M.Acc, and MBA courses are offered simultaneously in-person and remotely. Students may complete the entire MS.Tax program remotely.
MS.Tax students complete 13 core classes (26 core credits) and 4 elective credits, for a total 30 credits to earn their graduate degree.
Core Curriculum (26 credits)
- Orientation Workshop (required in 1st semester): 0 credits
- Financial Accounting for Income Taxes: 3 credits
- C-Corporation Taxation: 2 credits
- S-Corporation Taxation: 1 credit
- Partnership Taxation: 3 credits
- Taxation of Property Transactions: 3 credits
- State & Local Tax Concepts: 1 credit
- International Taxation: 2 credits
- Income Tax of Estates & Trusts: 1 credit
- Tax Planning for Business Transactions: 3 credits
- Sustainability Accounting: 1 credit
- Professional Ethics: 2 credits
- Tax Research & Practice: 2 credits
In addition to the core courses outlined above, students choose one of the following options:
- Power Query/Power Pivot: 2 credits
- Data Analysis for Accountants: 2 credits
Electives (4 credits)
In additional to MS.Tax elective courses, students may take elective courses offered in the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs to meet their personal and professional goals.