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Master of Taxation (MTax)

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  • Grade Requirements: A Master of Taxation (MTax) student must complete all MTax program courses, including electives, and any leveling courses, with a grade of “C” or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • Program Code: 4033MTAX
  • CIPC: 521601

Admissions Requirements

  • A four year Bachelor’s degree.  If the degree is not in Accounting, leveling courses may be required.
  • Acceptable GMAT results unless the applicant has secured a GMAT waiver.  Contact the program director for more details regarding possible GMAT waivers.
  • Acceptable grade point average in each of the following three areas:
    a.  Overall GPA
    b.  The last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work
    c.   Accounting course work only

Applicants must submit an online application, official GMAT results, current resume, and official transcripts from every institution of higher education attended. Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one of those letters should come from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s academic abilities.  All letters should address the applicant’s potential for successful graduate study. Each applicant is considered on an individual basis.

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students:

All international students and any applicant educated outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International Language Testing System (IELTS) which is not more than two years old. The TOEFL must have a minimum score of 80 (Internet-Based), and the IELTS must have a minimum of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.0 on each section.  International students may be required to have their foreign transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency.


Application for admission to the Master of Taxation Program should normally be made by August 1 (fall semester), December 1 (spring semester), and April 1 (summer semester) of the year during which admission is sought. Application for admission must include official GMAT results, official undergraduate transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation.

It is expected that the Master of Taxation Program will entail a minimum of two semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Students with other degrees should contact the program director to determine which leveling courses may be necessary.

Contact the School of Accounting & Taxation for a separate and detailed bulletin on the Master of Taxation Program.


For questions concerning academic advisement, the primary source of contact will be the Master of Taxation Program Advisor or Director. For issues regarding registration and scheduling, students will contact the School of Accounting & Taxation Administrative Specialist. Career services are offered through the Goddard School of Business & Economics Career Center.

Course Requirements for Master of Taxation


All MTax students are required to complete the following courses (15 credit hours):

Other Electives

In addition to the previously listed courses, MTax students are required to complete 12 additional  hours of electives.  They may select any other MAcc or MTax courses.  Select MBA courses approved by the MTax Program Director may also be used up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.  Also, other program opportunities such as internships, CPA exam preparation, and study abroad, upon the approval of the MTax Program Director, may be used to satisfy elective requirements for up to 6 credit hours.  If a student is part of the MTax Distance Program, class selections are typically restricted to MTax courses only.

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