Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Taxation, Master of Science (MST)

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) degree program is among the most well respected in the nation for its development of tax professionals. The MST program is designed for individuals seeking to gain a comprehensive, practical knowledge of individual and business taxation while also achieving a deeper understanding of the broader concepts of tax planning, tax compliance, tax research and writing, and tax procedure. The MST curriculum is continually reviewed to ensure that students are receiving relevant, updated information that will create marketable skills in a constantly changing business environment.

The MST program consists of 10-12 courses for 30-36 semester credit hours. The MST degree requires a minimum of 18 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

MST Foundation Courses

TAX 595TAX AND BUSINESS TAXATION I

3

TAX 596TAX AND BUSINESS TAXATION II

3

MST Core Courses

TAX 500ADVANCED TAX RESEARCH WRITING, AND CITATION METHODOLOGY

3

TAX 507TAX ACCOUNTING

3

TAX 509SALES & EXCHANGES OF PROPERTY

3

TAX 510BASIC CONCEPTS IN CORPORATE TAX (CORPORATE TAX I)

3

TAX 531PARTNERSHIP AND LLC TAXATION

3

TAX 540TAX PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

3

TAX 560PLANNING AND CURRENT ISSUES IN TAXATION

3

TAX 599INTRODUCTION TO TAX RESEARCH

3

 

MST Electives - Select Two:

ACC 578ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES

3

TAX 525ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CORPORATE TAXATION INCLUDING THE CONSOLIDATED TAX RETURN (CORPORATE TAX II)

3

TAX 532INCOME AND TRANSFER TAX CONSEQUENCES FOR DECEDENTS, ESTATE AND TRUSTS

3

TAX 550INTERNATIONAL TAXATION

3

TAX 598TAX RETURN SEMINAR

3

MST Additional Electives (if needed)

Choose from the approved MST electives listed above.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed requirements to graduate with a master’s degree from Walsh.

  • Complete the program of study within a period of 60 calendar months (five years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). Extensions to this time requirement will only be granted upon review of the request by the chief academic officer or designee.
  • Students are limited to no more than 6 semester credit hours of courses in directed study, practicum and/or internships.
  • Earn a minimum 30 graduate semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 18 semester credit hours of core and elective credits in residence in the MST program.
  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in each course counted towards graduation.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.000) or better within the degree requirements at Walsh.
  • Students preparing for graduation must file an official Application for Graduation Form with the Records and Registration office. Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor to review graduation requirements.
  • Students can view their degree completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”