Master of Science in Taxation (MST) Program
William Howard Taft University
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The Master of Science in Taxation (M.S.T.) program is an independent study graduate degree program specifically designed for certified public accountants and other tax professionals. The Program presents current and focused information necessary to perform tax planning activities and work and advance in tax related career areas. Using many of the same reference materials found in the offices of tax professionals, the MST program provides the conceptual understanding and technical competence advantageous for advancement in the tax consulting profession, corporate finance departments, and government tax agencies.
Consistent with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs, the University recommends fifteen CPE credits (hours) be awarded for each Semester unit completed. Generally a grade report reflecting the completion of the course is sufficient documentation. If requested by an accountancy board an official transcript will be provided at no cost. CPE credits are earned at the time a course is completed. While we are unaware of any Taft University student being denied CPE credit for courses in this Program, state boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.
With respect to continuing education credit for IRS Enrolled Agents and Other Tax Return Preparers, courses within the Program also meet the standards of Treasury Department Circular 230.