Aug 18, 2022  
2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Master of Taxation (MTAX)

  • Grade Requirements: A Master of Taxation student must complete all MTAX program courses, including electives, 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.

Admissions Requirements

  • A four year Bachelor’s degree.  If the degree is not in Accounting, leveling courses will be required after acceptance into the program.
  • An acceptable GMAT score.
  • 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, GMAT, current resume, and 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) which is not more than two years old and on which a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) has been earned.


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 GMAT scores, official undergraduate transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation.

It is expected that the Master of Taxation Program will entail approximately two semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Students with other business-related degrees can expect to spend about two years in the program. Those with non-business related undergraduate degrees should plan to spend at least three years in the program.

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 director. For issues regarding registration and scheduling, students will contact the School of Accounting & Taxation department secretary. Career services will be offered through the Goddard School of Business and Economics.

Course Requirements for Master of Taxation

In addition to meeting the requirements set forth above

MTAX students are required to complete 12 credit hours of electives. At least two of the elective courses must be selected from MACC courses (totaling at least 6 credit hours). Electives may include a maximum of 3 hours of non-MTAX and non-MACC courses selected from approved 5000 or higher-numbered courses which were not taken in the student’s undergraduate program. Certain MBA courses approved by the MTAX program director may also be used.