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Old 02-08-2012, 12:23 PM
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Hello All,

I'm finishing up my BS in Accounting and I plan to apply for a Masters in Taxation while studying for the CPA exams. Problem is, there are a lot of schools that offer it but I don't really know which school is the best since there are no official rankings of Tax programs for accountants (however, there are rankings for graduate tax programs for those with Law degrees, and also rankings for masters in accounting programs). I don't really mind where the program is located or the cost of tuition, I just would like to attend the best school possible.

I was wondering if anyone knew which MS Tax programs are considered good? I found some survey online, but I'm not too sure how accurate it actually is....
here's the link: http://www.taxtalent.com/mstsurvey/m...ey_release.pdf

NYU doesn't count, since they only offer their program to those who have law degrees and not accountants.

Some programs offer joint programs for students with a background in law and for accounting students, such as Denver U. I know Denver University has a good reputation, but other than that - I'm lost. Help please!
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:04 PM
Location: New York City
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I think NYU has a reputable program.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:20 PM
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Twenty years ago, both Drexel and Georgetown offered the MS Taxation degree. In the Mid-Atlantic area today, I think only University of Baltimore and American University offer the degree.

If the link is correct, USC would rank as one of the best. The school has a highly regarded LLM Taxation program. Florida's not too shabby. You can't go wrong with Texas Austin.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:10 PM
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Baruch has a well regarded program
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by minibrings View Post
Baruch has a well regarded program
CUNY Baruch all the way! Very good school.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:10 PM
Location: Rhode Island
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It really depends where you want to be. In RI/MA the top schools are Bentley, Bryant and Northeastern for MSTs. All three schools get you into the Big4.

However, if you want to live outside of New England none of them would be very good. I would also look into your job prospects first because many companies will pay.

I went to Bryant undergrad and started at KPMG and they paid for my MST. However, most new associates end up in audit will go for a MS Accountancy.

If you are looking to go to school full-time I would also balance of the prospects of an MSAcc and the MST.

Also, LLM programs were brought up and those are only for students who receive their JD. It is a "graduate law program." However, if you have an MST and decide to go to law school after an LLM program would be useless.''[
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