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Launch Your Career with a Master’s in Accounting

Our Master’s in Accounting program can open doors to high-demand and rewarding careers with either a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) or a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc).

Both degree paths offer a rigorous education, focus on delivering technology-based solutions to real-world business challenges, are taught by an esteemed faculty, and led to a 100% job placement rate for 2023 students.

But there are important distinctions to consider in choosing which is right for you.

 

MST

The MST program equips you with specialized knowledge in tax law and its applications, preparing you for roles in top firms like Deloitte and PwC or state and local government. With a curriculum designed by industry experts, you’ll gain the expertise needed to navigate complex tax issues and make strategic decisions.

  • Program Focus: Taxation
  • Number of classes: 14 (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
  • Class size: 30
  • Extra-curricular Requirements: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Class format: Group work, projects, exams, Monday through Thursday, daytime & in-person classes
  • Average Salary after graduation: $77,500*
  • Top job titles: Tax Associate/Tax Consultant*

MPAcc

The MPAcc program focuses on audit, assurance, and data analytics, providing a comprehensive foundation for a career in accounting. Featuring a full-time winter internship, our program ensures hands-on experience with leading-edge technologies and methodologies.

  • Program Focus: Audit/Assurance/Analytics
  • Number of classes: 8 (Autumn and Spring)
  • Class size: 45
  • Extra-curricular Requirements: Full-time winter internship
  • Class format: Group work, projects (very few exams), Monday through Thursday, daytime & in-person classes
  • Average Salary after graduation: $76,000*
  • Top job titles: Audit Staff/Assurance Associate*

*Data from the 2023-2024 academic year


MST

Preparing tomorrow’s tax professionals

This nine-month, full-time program will provide you with comprehensive training in all aspects of taxation, with a project-based experiential learning approach.

  • Welcoming and supportive atmosphere
  • Meet directly with recruiters from top firms
  • Extensive and supportive alumni network

Hear from Foster MST alumni Baron Baura on what made the program right for him


MPAcc

Your direct path to excelling as a CPA

This full-time program includes a custom curriculum developed in partnership with current industry leaders centered on ethics, accounting technology, and communication. MpAcc graduates earn the required credits to sit for the CPA Exam in Washington State.

  • A Degree and CPA Exam Prep in nine months
  • Learn cutting-edge analytics and automation skills
  • No programming experience necessary

Jaskaran Kaur shares how her peers in Foster’s Master of Professional Accounting helped her succeed in the program.


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