Master of Science in Taxation

Nationally Ranked. Nationally Recruited.

The Walsh Master of Science in Taxation is one of highest ranked programs in the nation with an employment rate of 100%. The MST provides a comprehensive real-world knowledge of tax law, tax accounting, and tax procedure. You’ll also gain an understanding of the importance of tax research and writing as you develop effective communication and advocacy skills.


Walsh’s Longest Running Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Taxation was the first graduate degree program offered at Walsh. The MST was established in 1974 and has since graduated over 1,300 tax professionals.

Flexibility and Convenience

Our combination of remote synchronous and asynchronous delivery allows you to earn your degree from anywhere and still connect with classmates and faculty with years of real world experience. Schedule a time to meet with an admissions advisor today!

Year-round registration and four 11-week semesters let you plan your academic year in advance and progress through your program at a steady pace.

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Master of Science in Taxation Courses

The coursework makes the Master of Science in Taxation at Walsh one of the top tax programs in the nation. Tax faculty members are always updating and refining courses so you get the most relevant materials and training possible. MST coursework emphasizes practice and procedure of federal taxation as it applies to businesses and individuals. Planning and Current Issues in Taxation includes high-level discussion of issues in current event tax topics; you will be able to explain complex tax concepts. Partnership and LLC Taxation equips you with the knowledge and skills to help clients navigate federal taxation and avoid potential partnership problems and risks. 


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Learning Outcomes

Through the MST at Walsh, you will become fluent in taxation policies and be able to guide businesses and clients through federal taxation processes. You will be a valuable asset to any company with your knowledge of taxation and tax law. Upon completion of the MST, you will be equipped to:

  • Guide corporate and individual clients through complex taxation processes.
  • Research and apprise clients of current tax laws and regulations.
  • Advise clients for future planning of trusts and estates.
  • Lead corporate enterprises, associations, and partnerships through federal taxes.
  • Evaluate and navigate risks and rules in sales and exchanges of property.

Employment Opportunities

As long as the government collects taxes, there will be a need for tax professionals in a variety of roles. Public accounting, consulting, financial institutions, law firms, and corporations large and small hire MST graduates. Walsh has alumni in nearly every Michigan-based Fortune 500 company, and at all of the 2015 Top 25 Crain’s List of Largest Accounting Firms. And with lifelong career services from Walsh, you’ll get guidance and clarity for your next career success. 

Some career opportunities include:

  • Tax Manager
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Analyst
  • Tax Specialist
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Attorney
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Internal Revenue Service Revenue Agent
  • Internal Revenue Service Tax Counsel
  • Internal Revenue Service Appeals Officer
  • Internal Revenue Service Team Coordinator

Apply today 

Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call  248-823-1600 or email admissions@walshcollege.edu. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.


What Our Graduates Are Saying

"It was fulfilling to be able to apply what I had learned in class right away in my career."
Catherine Raker, MST '19
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"Getting a degree from Walsh really prepared me to articulate a message. I spend a lot of time in front of bondholders and bankers, and I don't think I'd have been able to do what I do without that foundation from Walsh."
Michael Plotzke, MST '86

"I don’t want to have a once-a-year relationship with clients, I want to be able to guide and mentor them throughout the whole year. My Walsh education will help me achieve that goal."
Jennifer Hochwald, MST Student
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This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).