Taxation Options

Take tax to the next level.

The demand for tax professionals is high. However, the specialized education needed to tackle this career isn’t easily learned from on-the-job training. Tax professionals help corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies navigate the complexities of tax laws to understand how their tax strategies fit into the organization's overall plan.

With only one prerequisite required, you can start your training as a tax expert right away at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, without a business or accounting degree. Our Master of Science in Taxation (MST) and Graduate Certificate in Taxation prepare you for several career opportunities such as:

  • Consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Tax advisor
  • Tax auditor
  • Tax attorney

What makes the Kelley School so unique is how the program infuses real-world experiences into the classroom. I knew this program would put me on track to achieve my ultimate goal.

Christopher Patterson, MST’16, MSA’17 | Lead Accountant for the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C.

Kelley Graduate Taxation Options

Whether you are an entry-level tax professional looking to focus your skills, an attorney seeking greater expertise in estate and tax law planning or a busy professional who desires more specialized training, this certificate can help set you apart from other tax professionals.

Regardless of whether you plan to pursue a master’s degree, you can begin by earning the Graduate Certificate in Taxation. Gain tax-specific skills through courses based in real-world application, and then, decide to apply these credits toward the master’s degree.

This graduate certificate offers:

  • 12 credit hours of graduate education.
  • 180 continuing professional education (CPE) credit hours.
  • A reliable source for local CPA firms offering continuing education and development of junior colleagues.
  • Flexibility to carry graduate certificate credits into Kelley’s renowned MSA or MST — leaving 18 credit hours to complete one of these degrees.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher when applying to this program. Students with GPAs between 2.8 and 3.2 may be admitted with permission from the Graduate Accounting Programs faculty chair.

Learn about the curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Taxation.

Pursue our MST degree full time or part time, depending on the demands of your work and personal life. The Kelley School of Business at IUPUI is the only master’s degree in taxation in the state of Indiana, and this 30-credit hour degree is fully customizable. You have the flexibility to design your tax specialization by choosing up to 10.5 credit hours of electives from tax, accounting, business or law.

The Kelley MST at IUPUI requires only one prerequisite to get started. Our students take courses in the evenings as they build work experience. Such an arrangement allows you to immediately apply the concepts you learn in class to projects and tasks at work.

Learn about the curriculum for the MST.


Contact us to discuss how the MST or Graduate Certificate in Taxation can help you take your tax career to the next level.

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