The Master of Science in Taxation (MST)


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Bryant University’s AACSB-accredited programs combine the latest in business theory with essential management skills that will advance your career.

The Bryant Master’s of Science in Taxation (MST) was designed with the working professional in mind who has a background in accounting, taxation, finance, or law. One of the advantages of the MST program is that all of the courses focus on taxation, which allows for students to build an expertise in the area of taxation that best fits their career interests. Your instructors are tax professionals who bring years of experience in working with clients and the IRS to the classroom.

Why pursue your MST at Bryant?

  • Flexible program designed for the working professional
  • Distance-learning options available
  • Extensive national and regional alumni networks
  • Learn and network from experts in the field
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. (Our GMAT waiver policy is available here. )
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 2017-2018 academic year


  • $3,528 per course


To be eligible for preferred consideration for a scholarship, you must apply by these dates:

  • Fall intake: Submit complete application by April 30
  • Spring intake: Submit complete application by Nov. 30
  • Summer intake: Submit complete application by March 31

Examples from the curriculum

Individual Income Taxation Required
Sales, Exchanges and Other Dispositions
Corporations and Sharehholders
Partnership Income Tax Problems
Estate and Gift Taxation
Tax Practice and Procedure
Advanced Income Tax Problems
Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
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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