Why the Master of Taxation at Portland State?

Demand for professionals with enhanced tax expertise is soaring nationwide. Take advantage of this opportunity to launch or advance your career in taxation with the MT at Portland State.

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Advanced Tax Expertise

Moving far beyond annual tax return preparation, this program will equip you with the expertise to analyze tax issues at any level, develop strategic recommendations, and present your results with confidence to clients, your employer or the IRS.

A Remarkable Resume

Set yourself apart as a strong candidate with an outstanding writing portfolio that demonstrates the level of communication and critical thinking skills recruiters notice. This is a rare and highly valuable advantage few programs offer. An application-focused capstone project will further enhance your resume and build your professional network.

Ample Career Opportunities

Take advantage of dedicated advising from faculty with extensive experience in tax, as well as our outstanding career services team, and access a network of firms and industry employers who consistently recruit PSU graduates.

Summer Start Date

Unlike most programs, the Portland State MT offers a unique program schedule designed to sync your classes with accounting recruitment cycles. The Summer start ensures students are ready for the Fall interview season; Winter term is structured to accommodate full-time employment during tax season; the Spring term weekend residency will fall after April 15.

Accessible, High-Touch Hybrid Format

A collaborative online environment affords you the flexibility to access content and engage with your classmates and instructors from anywhere, any time. Quarterly on-campus weekend residencies in Portland at the beginning of each term will deepen your connections with faculty, peers, practitioners, and future employers.