Foster Master of Science in Taxation ranked #1 in the nation

MS Taxation class

Faculty member Crystal Finkelstein interacting with a Master’s of Science in Taxation student, 2019

Two rankings organizations recognized the Foster Master of Science in Taxation program among the top in the country.

#1 for return on investment, academic quality and affordability, a resource for individuals considering an accounting education and career, ranked the Master of Science in Taxation program #1 of the Top Master’s in Taxation Schools and #4 of the Top Affordable Accounting Grad Schools out of more than 500 graduate accounting programs.

The ranking considers affordability, return on investment, academic quality, graduation rate, school/program reputation and prestige, and program availability based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics. notes that business and financial career opportunities are projected to grow faster than all other occupations by 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

PwC's Chief Digital Officer Joe Atkinson shares his insights with taxation students

PwC’s Chief Digital Officer Joe Atkinson shares his insights with taxation students

What distinguishes the Foster MS in Taxation program are the deep connections to the region’s top tax firms for recruitment and networking opportunities with tax leaders in the industry. The program also includes classes with industry professionals from PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Amazon, Starbucks, and Clark Nuber.

The MS in Taxation curriculum leverages technology, leadership training, and professional development to deliver outstanding career results for graduates – 94% job placement. A highly engaging learning environment gives students the opportunity to learn intricacies of the tax code and practice through hands-on projects and teams.

Global reputation with graduate school applicants

MIM-Guide, a resource for graduate school candidates worldwide, ranked Foster #5 of 24 Master’s of Taxation Programs in the U.S. based on interest in the program by prospective graduate students. The ranking included University of Southern California, Arizona State, Texas A & M, and Rutgers University in its top-10 ranking.


Master of Science in Taxation Rankings

#1 of Best Master’s in Taxation Graduate Schools 2021
#5 of Taxation Programs in the U.S. MIM-Guide


Master of Professional Accounting Rankings

#6 of U.S. Graduate Accounting Programs with mid-size faculty Public Accounting Report
#9 of Master’s of Accounting Programs in the U.S. MIM-Guide
#10 of Best Accounting Graduate Schools 2021
#4 of Most Affordable Master’s in Accounting 2021


Learn more about the nine-month Master of Science in Taxation and Master of Professional Accounting degrees at the Foster School of Business.

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