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Student Experience

Foster’s Master of Science in Taxation program is for those who are ready to solve the most complex puzzles that exist within the US system today, serve others ethically and responsibly, and enjoy a satisfying and successful career. Our focus is on readying students for high-level careers in taxation, where economic decision-making depends on an in-depth knowledge of the tax code and its ramifications.

Hear from MST Students

Jennifer Lo, 2020 MST alumna, shares about her experience in the MST program and her career as a Tax Consultant at Deloitte.

Program Highlights

program overview
Program overview

  • Accelerated 9-month master’s degree (September to June)
  • 14 classes
  • Full-time program on UW Seattle Campus
  • Class size: about 50 students
  • Program Fees: $25,701 Washington state resident; $28,200 non-resident
  • Earn required credits to sit for the CPA Exam

UW Academic Calendar

hands-on learning
Hands-on Learning

The MST curriculum helps you develop the analytic mindset and technical adaptability that leading firms value. Informed by an advisory board of accounting professionals, the curriculum evolves to address the industry’s latest challenges. You’ll have an opportunity to build confidence as a consultant and analyst through a series of real-world learning experiences.

MST Curriculum


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.

career services
Career Coaching

A full-time career coach provides recruiting connections. In 2022, 95% of students received job offers before graduation, with 60% choosing a Big 4 accounting firm (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC) and 40% selecting regional firms. 2022 graduates received an average salary of $72,288.

Career Services

Hear from MSTax Alumni

Mollie Snorsky, MSTax alumni, student
MST 2013Mollie Snorsky

“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.”

Grace Hodge, MSTax Alumni, student
MST 2019Grace Hodge

“I would recommend MST to others because it is an acclaimed program that is also directed and taught by tax professionals who are often graduates of the program.”

Read more about the MST Student Experience