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Accounting Programs

What Makes Foster’s Accounting Programs Unique

Foster offers two accelerated 9-month Accounting master’s programs. The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) prepares students for high-level careers in taxation, where economic decision-making depends on an in-depth knowledge of the tax code and its ramifications. The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) offers a winter internship and focused coursework that blends audit and assurance, with data analytics and emerging technologies for a leading-edge accounting career.

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Program Highlights

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Hands-on Learning

Both the MST and MPAcc curricula help you develop the analytic mindset and technical adaptability that leading firms value. Informed by an advisory board of accounting professionals, our curricula evolve to address the industry’s latest challenges.


If you plan to work in Seattle after graduation, you will develop a network of colleagues and company connections to foster your success. You’ll get the chance to hear from current employees and tax professionals from the top accounting/tax firms.

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Career Coaching

A full-time career coach provides recruiting connections. In 2021, 93% of students received job offers by graduation, with 51% choosing a Big 4 international accounting firm (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC). 2021 graduates received an average starting salary of $63,000.

What Our Students Say

I started my career at PwC in New York after college and there were three people in my department that got their masters at UW – it was amazing to have a little community so far from home.Mollie Snorsky, MST 2013

The MPAcc program stands out over other masters programs in terms of its career-oriented curriculum, research-based classes and professional environment. The MPAcc program has equipped me with a critical thinking and forward-looking mind-set.Zach Wang, MPAcc 2018



#1 Best Taxation Grad School of 2021 Accounting.com
#4 of Most Affordable Master’s in Accounting Accounting.com
#5 of Taxation Programs in the U.S. MIM-Guide


#6 of U.S. Graduate Accounting Programs with mid-size faculty Public Accounting Report
#9 of Master’s of Accounting Programs in the U.S MIM-Guide
#10 of Best Accounting Graduate Schools 2021 Accounting.com
#4 of Most Affordable Master’s in Accounting 2021 Accounting.com

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Master of Science in Taxation         Master of Professional Accounting