Department of Accounting, Taxation and Law

MS in Taxation Program and Tax Certificates

Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) takes pride in having one of the oldest and largest Masters of Science in Taxation (MST) in the country. The MST offered through the Silberman College of Business FDU is designed to meet the growing educational and training needs of area professionals.

The College is fully accredited by the AACSB International. This prestigious seal of academic approval is attained by only a third of all U.S. business schools. 

The FDU MST program is highly focused and practice-oriented. In scope, it is much more specific than the traditional course of study pursued in an MBA program with concentration in tax.  The FDU MST is dedicated exclusively to the study of taxation. 

The program was designed to provide the student with both theoretical background and technical expertise needed to succeed as a tax professional. The program is suitable for practicing accountants and attorneys, financial planners, recent accounting graduates, and non-accountants wishing to enter the field of taxation. Both entry level and experienced professionals will benefit in the program. 

Emphasis is placed on technical competence in practical applications of current tax law as well as research and planning. Students in the program are exposed to all areas of taxation, including partnerships, corporate, international, trusts, compensation, procedures and estate taxation. Courses not only cover the basics of taxation, but also advanced subject matter and procedural areas of tax law.    

Click here learn more about the MST program.

FDU also offers a number of graduate certificates in certain areas of tax specialty.

Students can choose to earn a nine-credit certificate either in conjunction with the MST degree or on a stand-alone basis. Graduate certificates are offered in:

  • State and Local Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Estate, Gifts & Trust Taxation

Click here to learn more about these graduate certificates.

Credits in the MST program may qualify towards the 150-semester hour of education requirement for obtaining the CPA certification. Details on what will quality may vary from state to state according to rules of each state accounting board.

Non-degree students (limited to CPAs and attorneys) and alumni, may take courses to enhance their expertise in a specific topic or to meet Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements. For non-alumni,  permission from the program director is required. Click here to learn more about auditing classes.

Ron West, C.P.A, L.L.A, J.D.
Chair, Department of Accounting, Taxation, and Law 

For additional information, please contact:

Metropolitan Campus
Susan Lang

Administrative Assistant
Dickinson Hall, 2nd Floor
(V) 201-692-7215
(F) 201-692-7219

1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Florham Campus
Terry Tomeo
Administrative Assistant
The Mansion, 1st Floor
(V) 973-443-8810
(F) 973-443-8819

285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Graduate Assistant Positions

MS Tax Degree requirement and curriculum 

Tax Brochure 0505 FULL

Click here to follow up on the MST Card Mailing (program enhancements)

Click here to request mailing to you more information and an application for admission to the MST

The MST application form and instructions also available online for downloading.

For more information contact, Prof. Ron West, Program Director:            973-443-8869 or