What will I learn?

The Suffolk Accelerated MST for CPAs is a way for you to enhance your resume via a fast-tracked and efficient master’s program. By eliminating coursework that would be redundant with your previous learning, you can complete the MST program in just eleven courses.

Our courses are taught by true tax professionals, creating a unique, heavily practice-oriented program for students seeking career progression as tax specialists. You'll develop the crucial skills needed in today’s global environment of vastly diverse and highly complicated tax structures. These highly valued and marketable skills make the Suffolk MST essential for a career in taxation. MST graduates go on to work at Big Four public accounting firms, global corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and municipalities.

While earning your Accelerated MST for CPAs at Suffolk, you’ll:

Gain a strong foundation in accounting principles and an understanding of tax law and tax compliance

Study from a curriculum that is aligned with professional practice, heavily based in experiential learning, and shaped by the cutting-edge industry trends identified by our Young Alumni Advisory Board

Develop the research skills needed for effective tax planning in today's global environment of vastly diverse and highly complicated tax structures, how to use technology to analyse data, and the ability to think critically to ascertain whether a transaction triggers a taxable event

Have the option to specialize in corporate taxation or follow our General MST track where you can customize your electives to prepare you for the CPA exam and your unique career goals

Learn from a mix of practitioners and accomplished scholars, including CPAs and attorneys who practice in the public, corporate, and government sectors

With our flexible fall, spring, and summer course offerings, you can take two classes back-to-back in one evening. Some courses are also available online, in a hybrid format, in an accelerated format or through distance learning. If you have the CPA designation next to your name, it will take you as few as nine months to get the Suffolk MST.

Which department am I in?

Sawyer Business School

Study options

Full Time (31 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$47,940.00 (35,99,099) per year
USD $23,970 per semester; 12-15 credits per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

Sawyer Business School

73 Tremont Street,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or an equivalent degree granted by an institution in another country (as determined by the Office of Graduate Admission).

For international students

Students enrolling in graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or an equivalent degree granted by an institution in another country (as determined by the Office of Graduate Admission).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum TOEFL score of 80 in the iBT scoring system (with no sub score lower than 17) or 550 on the paper-based is required to be considered for full admission.

International English Language Testing System test (IELTS): A minimum score of 6.5 (with no sub score below 6.0) is required to be considered for full admission

PTE-Academic (Pearson Test of English): A minimum score of 65 is required to be considered for full admission.

Application deadline: Fall semester: International applicants: July 15, then rolling; Spring semester: International applicants: December 1, then rolling; Summer semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Suffolk University

Located in the heart of Boston, Suffolk offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 areas of study.

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  • Industry connections and internship opportunities
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes