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 a student placement 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.





Ranked #8 in the Nation

The Walsh Master of Science in Taxation was ranked #8 nationally by TaxTalent in the 2018 Top in Tax Educational Survey.

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.

Giving Back to Your Community

Each year, the Walsh Accounting and Tax Student Organization (ATSO) partners with The Accounting Aid Society to help community members file taxes. For free.

Home of the Tax Symposium

Every year, Walsh hosts the Mark R. Solomon Tax Symposium. Tax experts, students, and leading minds in the industry gather to explore current methodology and future challenges and opportunities.

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. 

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.

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Apply today 

Ready for the rest of your life? Apply online or speak with an advisor today. Call the Admissions office at 248-823-1600 or email admissions@walshcollege.edu. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, and walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Why Walsh?

"Walsh provided the environment I needed to be successful. They taught me how to be a polished professional."
Leon Lewis, MST ’98
Partner at Deloitte, and adjunct professor at Walsh

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.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).