The Master of Science in Taxation (MSTax) program develops accounting skills while offering students a significant resume/networking advantage over accounting peers. Also known as the MTax, this program prepares students for the rapidly changing tax-accounting environment and the dynamic nature of the accounting profession. The accounting program received separate AACSB accreditation in 2009 and is one of only 185 universities worldwide to earn this distinction.

Gonzaga’s Master of Science in Taxation program has a record of success that speaks for itself. 

CPA Exam Success 

The first-time CPA exam pass rate for Gonzaga students is 83.2%, which ranks 7th in the nation (large programs) and #1 in the Northwest!

This compares to a first-time pass rate under 50% nationwide. Statistics published annually by the NASBA reveal that Gonzaga students consistently perform significantly above the national average on all sections of the Uniform CPA exam, due to the program's CPA education and preparation.  

Nationally Ranked  

Gonzaga is currently ranked #18 in U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate School ranking! Gonzaga's program has consistently earned a national ranking in the top 30 by U.S. News and World Report due to the quality of the program and success of our students. 

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the best graduate accounting programs in the country for the ninth time in the last eleven years. This persistent recognition, combined with our students’ outstanding performance on the CPA exam, is a testament to our remarkable students and faculty. This ranking also reflects our strong reputation with peer institutions throughout the country."
Gary Weber, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Accounting Programs

Gonzaga also ranks #35 in the "2020 Best Master's of Accounting Rankings" by TFE Times. 

Job Placement

Our most recent graduating MSTax class boasts a 100% job placement rate within 3 months of graduation!

Strong job placement among Gonzaga graduates is largely due to our excellent on-campus recruiting program, as well as the strong relationships our faculty maintains with employers.

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"Our curriculum and overall academic environment are designed to develop accounting graduates who are technically well-prepared, possess outstanding critical thinking skills, and become ethical leaders in the profession. Consistent with our Jesuit identity, we are proud of our graduates not only for their remarkable professional success, but also for the many contributions they make in service to others.” - Gary,Weber, Ph.D 

Mission Statement

To develop qualified ethical graduates for professional careers in accounting and allied financial services positions in public accounting, corporate and other organizations. Our programs offer rigorous curricula within a personalized learning environment. Our faculty uses a complementary mix of research and contributions from their professional practice to advance students' knowledge and application of accounting theory and practice.

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Graduate Accounting Ranked #25

U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga’s Graduate Accounting programs 25th in the nation, a testament to our remarkable students and faculty.

CPA Exam Pass Rate #7 in Nation

Our 1st-time CPA pass rate of 83.2% is 7th best in the nation (large programs) and #1 in the Northwest.

Federal Tax Clinic

Students become immersed in federal tax controversies, representing low-income clients in IRS examinations and collection matters, developing skills in client interviewing, negotiations, research, and advocacy.

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