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  • Locations: Philadelphia, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 08/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 08/28/2023 12/21/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Class Level: MS
Maximum Credits: 30 Scholarship Available: No
Duration: 1-5 Years Open to non-Temple students: Yes
Degree Program: Yes CPE Credits Available: Yes
Program Description:
Temple University Beasley School of Law offers, as part of its Graduate Tax Program, a Master of Science in Taxation (“MST”) to persons who have completed their undergraduate degree and are a CPA or satisfy specified work experience requirements. The MST Program is a partnership between the Beasley School of Law (the “Law School”) and Temple University Fox School of Business (the “Business School”). Classes are conducted in the evenings at Temple University Center City and the Beasley School of Law and students may attend in person or online. Classes are taught by full-time or part-time faculty at the Law School or Business School, or by adjunct faculty composed of distinguished tax practitioners who are experts in their fields.

Degree candidates may choose to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis as follows:
  • Full-time: 9 credits or more per semester
  • Part-time: 2-8 credits per semester
A student may not enroll full-time while also being employed full-time.

Application Requirements
To be considered for admission to the MST Degree Program, the following items must be completed online through the Law School’s website or submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies at the Law School:
  1. a completed application for admission to the MST Program;
  2. an official transcript showing receipt of a Bachelor of Art or Bachelors of Science and any graduate degrees as well as the dates awarded;
  3. official test results for the GMAT or GRE at or above the 70th percentile (waived for Temple University graduates and applicants who are CPAs or have an equivalent credential);  (waived for all Fall 2021 applicants because of Covid-19)
  4. a personal statement; 
  5. a resume; and 
  6. a $50 application fee (waived for Temple University graduates) 
  7. for non-native English speakers, official test results for TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo assessment exam (waiver requests will be considered if (i) you possess a university degree from an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction, or (ii) you have lived and worked in the U.S. for more than two years)
More information on the MST is available on our website:

The application deadline for admission in the Fall semester is June 30. The early admission deadline is December 1. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.