Bellarmine University

W. Fielding Rubel School of Business

Master of Science in Taxation


2001 Newburg Road

Louisville, KY 40205

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Taxation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program is designed to meet the growing educational and training needs of area professionals. The School is fully accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This prestigious seal of academic approval is held by only a third of all U.S. business schools. In addition, Princeton Review has selected Bellarmine University as one of its 294 best business schools in the nation. Our MST program is highly focused and practice-oriented, dedicated exclusively to the study of taxation. In scope, it is much more specific than the traditional course of study pursued in an MBA program with only a concentration in taxation. The program is designed to provide the student with both the theoretical background and technical expertise needed to succeed as a tax professional. The program is suitable for practicing accountants and attorneys, financial planners, recent accounting graduates and non-accountants wishing to enter the field of taxation. Both entry-level and experienced professionals will benefit from the program. Emphasis is placed on technical competence in practical applications of current tax law as well as research and planning. Students in the program are exposed to all areas of taxation, including individual, partnership, corporate, international, compensation, trust, procedures and estate taxation. Courses not only cover the basics of taxation but also advanced subject matter and procedural areas of tax law. Credits in the MST program may qualify toward the 150-semester hours of education requirement for obtaining CPA certification. Details on what will qualify may, however, vary from state to state depending on rules of each state accounting board.


The Rubel School of Business is accredited through AACSB and Bellarmine University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $970 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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