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Taxation, M.S.T.

The Master of Science in Taxation offers students the opportunity to examine substantive tax law and enhance their analytical and research skills, enabling them to identify relevant issues and arrive at appropriate conclusions or courses of action.

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Program Overview

  • Stackable badges. Students who may not want to commit to the entire MST degree may opt to complete one or more graduate tax badges that can be applied to the MST degree. A foundations badge provides exploration of essential aspects of taxation. Three additional badges allow students to choose specialized areas of interest for in-depth investigation.
  • Multiple course formats. Graduate tax courses are offered either asynchronously online or in a hyflex format so they're accessible wherever there's internet access. Online coursework can be done at times convenient to the student.
  • Flexibility. Part-time or full-time study.

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.

  • 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

Application Deadline

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 Requirements

For general requirements for graduate admission, visit Grand Valley State University’s admission section of the online catalog.

Admission into the taxation program has additional requirements, which are available on this page.

If you have additional questions, please contact our graduate admissions office.

For More Information

Seidman College of Business
50 Front Ave SW, suite 1031
(616) 331-7400

Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Office

Program Director

Erika Murphy, SHRM-SCP
(616) 331-7026


“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.”


“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.”