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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.
  • Exit Survey Requirements: The program requires all graduating students to satisfactorily complete all exit surveys as assigned by the department.
  • Program Code: 4033MTAX
  • CIPC: 521601

Admissions Requirements

  • A four year Bachelor’s degre from a regionally accredited university or equivalent.
  • Minumum overall GPA of at least 3.0 (3.3 preferred).
  • Minumum GPA of at least 3.0 (3.3 preferred) in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work.

Applicants must submit an online application. 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. If an applicant has had minimal exposure to tax or accounting concepts, the admissions committee may require that the applicant complete some leveling courses prior to admission or during the program. Moreover, under certain circumstances, the admissions committee may require the applicant to submit an official GMAT score before an admissions decision is made.

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. Please contact the School of Accounting and Taxation to determine with a GMAT will be required.


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 (if required), 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Be effective researchers and communicators.
  • Will understand and comply with tax laws and regulations.
  • Be ethically aware.
  • Be analytical thinkers.
  • Be globally informed.

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 Online Program, class selections are typically restricted to MTax courses only.

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