Program Admissions

Admission in the Master of Science in Taxation program is selective. It is expected that applicants shall have demonstrated the requisite capacity for academic study. Only applicants who are CPAs or have at least two years of tax-related work experience, or have less than two years of relevant work experience but completed an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.25 GPA can expect to be admitted. Admission into the program will be based on all elements of an applicant’s application.

Application Deadlines

Admissions are for the fall semester. There are two application deadlines:

Application TypeDeadline
Early AdmissionDecember 1
General AdmissionMay 31

Application Procedure

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

In addition to completing the online application, all candidates seeking admission to the MST program must submit the following:

  • Personal statement
  • Official transcript showing receipt of a Bachelor of Art or Bachelors of Science and any graduate degrees
  • 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) 
  • Application fee (waived for Temple University graduates)
  • Resume/CV
  • 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)


Tuition for the Master of Science in Taxation program is set in the spring of each year by Temple University Trustees.

Full-Time or Part-Time (per credit)$1,100

In addition to tuition, students are charged a Matriculation fee and University Services fee depending on the number of credits a student is taking each semester. A breakdown of these fees is available here.