Taxation M.S.
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On Campus (Downtown)
Program Credits
30

The M.S. in Taxation provides a background in all of the major areas of federal and state taxation. The 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. Graduates leave with enhanced professional skills, new career opportunities, and increased earning potential.

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Contact Information

Steven Hodaszy
Email: hodaszy@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-5929
Fax: 412-397-2217
Room: Massey Hall 232

Jacob Peng
Email: peng@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-6385
Fax: 412-397-2585
Room: Massey Hall 206

Course Plan: 12 or 14 month

Fall

  • TAXN 6100 Tax Research - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 6110 Elective: Income Taxation of Individuals - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 6120 Tax Consequences of Prop. Dispositions - 2nd eight weeks
  • TAXN 6130 Income Taxation of Corp. & Shareholders - 2nd eight weeks

Spring

  • TAXN 6140 Income Tax Acct. Problems & Procedures - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 6610 Federal Tax Considerations of Partnerships - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 6170 Federal Tax Practice & Procedures - 2nd eight weeks
  • TAXN 6520 Elective: Introduction to International Taxation - 2nd eight weeks

Summer

  • TAXN 6190 Elective: State & Local Taxation
  • TAXN 6280 Elective: Federal Estate & Gift Taxes

Fall

  • TAXN 6410 Elective: Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 7951 Elective:  Independent Study / Directed Research - may count as 1-2 electives
Course Plan: 14 month

Spring

  • TAXN 6100 Tax Research - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 6140 Income Tax Acct. Problems & Procedures - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 6170 Federal Tax Practice & Procedures - 2nd eight weeks
  • TAXN 6520 Elective: Introduction to International Taxation I - 2nd eight weeks

Summer

  • Elective: State & Local Taxation
  • Elective: Federal Estate & Gift Taxes

Fall

  • TAXN 6110 Elective: Income Taxation of Individuals - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 6410 Elective: Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 6130 Income Taxation of Corp. & Shareholders - 2nd eight weeks
  • TAXN 6120 Tax Consequences of Prop. Dispositions - 2nd eight weeks

Spring

  • TAXN 6610 Federal Tax Considerations of Partnerships - 1st eight weeks
  • TAXN 7951 Elective:  Independent Study / Directed Research - may count as 1-2 electives

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Federal Estate & Gift Taxes
Income Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders
Tax Research

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