The Master of Science in taxation (M.S.T.) program is for students interested in expanding or continuing their education in taxation. It includes a minimum of 33 credits as described below:
- Prerequisites (if needed)
- Core courses in taxation
- Taxation or other business electives
Why Study Taxation at Grand Valley?
- Faculty members consult with firms and meet regularly with the Accounting Advisory Board, which includes partners of West Michigan firms and business leaders, to remain immersed in the field.
- Students can pursue the degree part- or full-time to fast track their studies.
- Students examine substantive tax law and enhance their analytical and research skills.
- The Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus brings students to the heart of the business center of downtown Grand Rapids, MI.
- Accredited by the AACSB International.
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Location & Format
Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.Format:
- Face To Face
Students will study a variety of subjects, including:
- Corporate tax
- Estate, gift, and trust
- International tax
- Partnership tax
- Employee benefit plans
- Multistate tax
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but the fully completed application must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the intended semester of enrollment. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to GVSU.
Admission to the M.S.T. program is based on an evaluation of the candidate's application and other submitted documentation. An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required, although those with limited undergraduate exposure to taxation are required to complete appropriate courses to provide a foundation for advanced study in taxation. Applicants must submit official documentation of all previous college coursework, including a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent international credential). Additionally, applicants must submit:
- GMAT score, unless waived
- Personal statement
- TOEFL score, required if English is not the applicant's first language
- An official transcript from your baccalaureate degree granting institution
“The M.S.T. program is the perfect complement to my estate planning practice. The challenging curriculum and the outstanding professors have sharpened my critical thinking skills and enhanced my expertise, allowing me to better serve my clients.”
PARTNER, ESTATE PLANNING GROUP, MILLER JOHNSON
“My M.S.T. has given me the background to find the answers to the various tax and accounting scenarios I encounter on a daily basis.”
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
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