MS Taxation


Welcome to the MS Taxation Program website at San José State University. Our MST program is part of the Lucas Graduate School within the SJSU College of Business.

Our MST program serves both working tax professionals and those pursuing a new career in tax. Students may undertake the MST program either full-time or part-time. If you already have an MST degree you may want to pursue the five-course Advanced Certificate. Please check our Advanced Certificate in Taxation.

Our MST program has many unique features that set it apart from other programs. We offer over 20 required and elective courses, we schedule classes so as not to conflict with busy tax season times, we have an advisory board consisting of tax experts from firms and companies in Silicon Valley, and we are accredited by the prestigious AACSB. Please visit Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)  site for more details.

Thank you for considering an SJSU graduate business program. Our programs will help you advance in your tax career or pursue a new career in taxation.  Below is a brief introduction to the MST program:

General Introduction to MST Program from SJSU CoB on Vimeo.




Please see below for a short video explaining the MST pathway to 150 units:

SJSU MST pathway to 150 units from SJSU CoB on Vimeo.

 Additional Information:


The MST program requires new students to attend a mandatory orientation session at the Lucas Business Complex. Upcoming dates are as follows:

  • MST Students admitted for Fall 2015 - Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9am-3pm.
  • MST Students admitted for Spring 2016 - Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9am-3pm.


Effective in Summer 2014, the fee (tuition) cost is $645.00 per unit. This is a 30-unit program (total fees of $19,350). Fees are subject to change. Books typically cost between $0 and $200 per class.

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