Master of Science in Taxation Online

Elevate your career in the growing field of taxation.

Program Overview

Gain research, advising and auditing skills.

Bryant University introduced the Master of Science in Taxation Online program to address the increasing demand for specialized, high-level tax professionals. 

A flexible, online program, the MS in Taxation is designed for professionals who work full time and want to advance their careers. Take each of the 10 courses in the curriculum at your own pace within a 10-week timeframe. The program can be completed within one year by taking two courses a semester (one course during tax season), or longer, depending on your preference.

Our curriculum satisfies the 150-academic credit hour requirement for licensing as a certified public accountant (CPA). Take courses such as Pass-Through Entities, Tax Practice and Procedure, and International Tax Practice.  

“I’ve been a CPA for 30 years and teach what I do for a living.”
Stephen Pascarella, CPA, CGMA, MST

Bryant’s industry leading instructors, with decades of experience in their specializations, hold weekly office hours for you to ask questions and gain insight on class material and industry best practices.

You’ll be prepared to:

  • Advise on estate and wealth management.
  • Understand the federal income taxation of S corporations.
  • Stay current on corporate tax laws and tax planning.
  • Research tax laws and regulations.
  • Apply data visualization and analytics skills to better communicate your recommendations to clients.

The Bryant Difference

  • Earn your degree in as little as one year while working full time.
  • Small class sizes and a low student-faculty ratio.
  • Be part of Bryant’s extensive alumni network of 50,000 proud graduates.

Career Outlook

Do you aim to become a partner in your accounting firm? Maybe you want to work in private industry, for a nonprofit organization, or for the government. You may end up deciding to continue on to law school to become a tax attorney. The field is full of opportunities.

The type of roles include:

  • Tax Principal
  • Tax Partner
  • Tax Associate Partner
  • Tax Manager
  • Senior Tax Analyst
  • Tax Adviser

For more information, please contact:
Graduate Admission

Angelina Denomme
Assistant Director, Graduate Admission
Phone: (401) 232-6207



Choose from many different starting dates throughout the year.

A+ Curriculum

Our award-winning professors are renowned leaders in their specializations and combine the latest theory with practical approaches in their teaching.

Alumni Network

Many alums of our programs are working or moving into positions with companies such as CVS, Fidelity, Google, and PwC.

Inspired Faculty

Stephen E. Pascarella II, principal of Pascarella & Gill, PC in Rhode Island and program coordinator of Bryant University’s MS in Taxation Online, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former chairman of the Institute’s Tax Practice Management Committee. He has presented at the AICPA National Tax Conference and received the Outstanding CPE Discussion Leader Award from the AICPA. He has written many articles in the areas of accounting and taxation and has served on the editorial board of the Tax Advisor. He has consulted on, and conducted, forensic investigations. At Bryant University, he teaches Sales and Exchanges of Property, Pass-Through Entities, Corporations and Shareholders, Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, Individual Income Taxation, Auditing, Financial Reporting, and Fraud Examination.