M.S. in Taxation

The 30-credit Masters of Taxation program allows working professionals with an interest in taxation to develop the skills necessary to work in advanced fields of taxation.  Students will complete nine courses in core taxation topics, and for the tenth course have the option to select any business elective offered by the Madden School of Business at the graduate level of student professional interest. Admission requirements for the 30 credit Masters in Taxation program entry are:

  • Overall GPA of at least a 3.0 in a state registered accounting undergraduate degree program from AACSB accredited business school; or equivalent per discretion of admission committee.
  • Accounting undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 within the major.
  • GMAT or GRE score of 450 or higher
  • Written recommendations (two)
  • Personal on campus interview with at least one member of the admissions committee.

Students with a degree in other business areas from an AACSB accredited business school may apply for admission under the same criteria as above, but must meet the below additional criteria:

Grade of B (3.0) or above in each of the following undergraduate accounting courses:

  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Management Accounting
  • Personal Income Tax *
  • Corporate Tax/Business Entity Taxation * 

*Courses must be completed at the 300 level or above

Students from non-AACSB accredited business schools will be considered for admission, but at the discretion of the admissions committee. Higher minimum GPA’s and/or GMAT scores may be required at the discretion of the admissions committee.   

30 credit free-standing Masters of Science in Taxation program:

Plan of Study Grid
Year I
First SemesterCredit Hour
ACT 701 Advanced Federal Income Taxation 3
ACT 723 Tax Research and Practice 3
ACT 724 Advanced Taxation of Pass-Through Entities 3
ACT 725 Advanced Estate and Gift Tax 3
ACT Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACT 702 Taxes & Business Strategy 3
ACT 721 Taxation of Corporations 3
ACT 726 Tax Accounting for Income Taxes 3
ACT 727 International Taxation 3
ACT 740 Advanced Taxation Capstone Seminar 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours30