Taxation Degree: Robert Morris University Taxation Degree | Robert Morris University


"My position here at PNC was a direct result from having taken the program at RMU. I work with transaction taxes, mainly sales and use, and it was the research aspects of the program that have helped me to advance my position.
Michelle Dean, Senior Tax Accountant, PNC Financial Services Group

The M.S. in Taxation degree program at Robert Morris University provides a firm background in all of the major areas of federal and state taxation. This 30-credit program is dedicated to the pursuit of superior professional competence that prepares graduates for careers in both the public and private sectors, including public accounting, tax planning, consulting, and finance.

The faculty will instruct and guide you to become proficient with legal materials, such as the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, and judicial decisions and rulings. The faculty combines an extraordinary commitment to teaching with extensive practical professional experience. RMU’s program, established in 1979, has a reputation for providing an outstanding professional education for business leaders.

The M.S. in Taxation will enhance your undergraduate skills, open new career paths, and increase your earning potential. Professionals with tax credentials are in demand in the traditional tax planning and compliance areas, as well as in business consulting and financial planning. This unique degree is ideal for professionals with backgrounds in finance, accounting, law and business, but students with backgrounds in all areas can benefit from this program.

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  • All final & official transcripts*
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 750 to 1000 word essay
    (Please submit essay directly to your Graduate Enrollment Manager)
  • Current Resume
  • GMAT score
  • Visit the Official GMAT website to learn more

Please contact your Graduate Enrollment Manager, who will assist you through the admissions process.

*GMAT is waived if you have a valid CPA license, passed all parts to the CPA exam, hold a JD, or have earned a MBA from another AACSB accredited university. All transcripts will be reviewed for the required undergraduate prerequisite courses.

To obtain the M.S. in Taxation degree, you must successfully complete 30 credits. Classes are run in four eight-week sessions per year with time away from class during tax season. The program begins in late August and continues for three consecutive sessions through February, when classes adjourn for 11 weeks to provide students a break during tax season. Classes resume in late May, when students return to complete the two remaining eight-week sessions by the end of October.

By taking two courses per eight-week session (one morning class and one afternoon class), you can complete the program in 14 months with about three months off for tax season. Students taking two courses in the first eight-week session and one course per session thereafter can finish in about 26 months with about three months off for tax season each year.

14 Month course planner

Introduction to the Study of Taxation Fall 1st eight weeks
Income Taxation of Individuals Fall 1st eight weeks
Tax Consequences of Property Dispositions Fall, 2nd eight weeks
Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders Fall, 2nd eight weeks
Income Tax Accounting Problems and Procedures Spring, 1st eight weeks
Federal Tax Practices and Procedures Spring, 1st eight weeks
Federal Tax Considerations of Partnerships Summer
Taxation Elective Summer
Federal Estate & Gift Taxes 
Fall 1st eight weeks
Taxation Elective Fall 1st eight weeks
In an effort to help students meet their education expenses, Robert Morris University offers the following tuition payment options. On the posted due date, payments are accepted until 5 p.m. in the Student Support Center. Payments may be made via ePay after the deadline.

Payment Options

Payment Methods

Robert Morris University accepts tuition payments by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Tuition payments may be made to the Office of Student Financial Services by mail, phone (412-397-6260), or online via the RMU website at Students should log in to Sentry Secured Services and go to Financial Status in eServices to use the ePay - PayNow option. ePay is available 24 hours a day to process credit card or check payments.

RMU’s business faculty is a diverse group with corporate and global business experience, bringing the advantage of real-world knowledge directly into the classroom. Many hold professional certifications in their discipline, and they guide our students in pursuing professional certifications.

Our faculty members are actively involved with the business community and professional organizations, providing endless educational and networking opportunities for our students, both in and outside of classroom. They also conduct applied research projects on emerging business topics involving our students. They take pride in getting to know their students from day one and in being part of their career path after graduation.

Alumni from the RMU School of Business work for some of the nation's most prestigious corporations, including PNC Bank, BNY Mellon, Bayer, UPMC, Highmark, U.S. Steel, PPG, Alcoa, Heinz, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Ernst & Young, just to name a few.

"RMU’s Master’s in Taxation program is all I hoped it would be and more. Filled with content placed into context and taught with an emphasis on understanding the purpose of tax provisions, I am hard pressed to find a more relevant program at a more significant time for our business. It is no small task to bring the large scale into focus without losing the sense of the overall impact. The master’s in tax program makes it look easy." – Steven Franckhauser '14, director, HbK Energy