The Master of Science in Taxation (MST)

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The Bryant Master of Science in Taxation (MST) is a part-time program designed with the working professional in mind.

All of the courses focus on the Internal Revenue Code with particular attention to federal and state laws as they affect individuals and corporations. Introductory courses cover individual and corporate taxation, partnerships, and estates and lay the foundation for more technical electives that follow. Using current IRS laws and cases, you will learn to develop and apply tax solutions to the most complex situations for the best outcomes.

The program format allows you to build an expertise in the area of taxation that best fits your career interests. Many of our graduates have gone on to become partners of their firms or, in many cases, started their own consulting firms.

Your instructors are tax professionals who bring years of experience in working with clients and the IRS to the classroom.

The program is offered in the evening. Students typically enroll in one or two courses per semester, and each course meets once a week. MST courses are offered three semesters per year – fall, spring and summer – and although some students elect to take a leave of absence during tax season, many stay continuously enrolled. You may even complete the program from off-campus in real time by utilizing distance-spanning technology.

Students typically complete the MST in two to four years.

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The Bryant MST is designed for students with a background in accounting, taxation, finance or law.
Students typically enroll in one or two courses per semester. Each course meets once a week from 6 - 9 p.m. (fall/spring) and 6 - 9:30 p.m. (summer). The courses are offered three semesters per year – fall, spring and summer – and although some students elect to take a leave of absence during tax season, many stay continuously enrolled. You may even complete the program from off campus in real time by using distance-spanning technology.
In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a statement of objectives, current resume, one professional recommendation, official transcripts from all colleges / universities you have attended, your official score on the GMAT, and your application fee.
You will need to submit your TOEFL score if your native language is not English or if you have not completed a degree from a program taught in English. In addition, your transcripts from colleges / universities outside the U.S. must be translated into English and converted to a 4.0 scale. Finally, if you will be seeking an I-20, you will need to submit a completed International Student Certification of Finances.
All MST courses are delivered simultaneously in the classroom and online. Students who are unable to attend class in person can still participate in real-time lectures through a virtual classroom. Classrooms are equipped with an interactive whiteboard; from there, your professors have the option to access Internet resources and previously prepared documents to share with you. Every MPAc and MST class sessions is recorded and available to all students who attended class when it was originally held. All supporting materials presented during classes are captured in the recording, including professors' lecture notes, resource lists, websites, and business cases.
The College of Business at Bryant University is accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Bryant is one of only 5 percent of colleges and universities in the world to earn this prestigious accreditation.

tuition information for 2014-2015 academic year

MST (30 credits)

  • $1,176 per credit

Examples from the curriculum

NameType
Individual Income Taxation Required
Sales, Exchanges and Other Dispositions
Required
Corporations and Sharehholders
Required
Partnership Income Tax Problems
Required
Estate and Gift Taxation
Elective
Tax Practice and Procedure
Elective
Advanced Income Tax Problems
Elective
Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Elective
Pension and Profit Sharing Elective
Corporate Reorganizations Elective
Business Tax Planning Elective
Multistate Taxation Elective
Estate Planning Elective
International Taxation Elective
Selected Topics in Taxation Elective

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