The Master of Science in Taxation program is designed for students who seek a tax position at an accounting/tax firm, state or federal government entity, public or private corporations, as well as for students with previous experience in taxation who wish to advance to the leadership levels in the tax industry. Graduates will become tax experts and will also be able to start their own tax preparation and tax planning businesses. The goals of the program are to prepare graduates for numerous careers in the area of taxation and ultimately for leadership in the marketplace. To accomplish these goals students are provided with the advanced technical and research skills necessary to operate effectively as tax professionals and industry leaders. The program also gives students the necessary background to properly interpret new developments and remain in the vanguard of the profession. Students can complete the program on a full-time (one-year) or part-time basis by taking a carefully chosen sequence of 10 courses (30 credits). Applicants are not required to possess an accounting or general business background.
|Required for all MS Students*|
|Business Communication I||1.5 credits|
|Program specific, 1.5 credit equivalent business communication instruction approved by the Graduate Curriculum Committee.|
|Preliminary Course (3 credits)|
Students with appropriate prior course work equivalent to ACC 9110 will be able to waive this preliminary requirement.
|Financial Accounting||3 credits|
Courses in Specialization (30 credits)Required
|Principles of Federal Income Taxation**||3 credits|
|Corporate Taxation I||3 credits|
|Corporate Taxation II||3 credits|
|Partnership Taxation||3 credits|
|Estate, Trusts, and Planning||3 credits|
|Tax Procedure and Professional Responsibility in Tax Practice||3 credits|
Choose 12 credit hours from:
|Personal Financial Planning***||3 credits|
|International Taxation||3 credits|
|Deferred Compensation||3 credits|
|Consolidated Tax Returns***||3 credits|
|S Corporations***||2 credits|
|Estate Planning***||2 credits|
|State and Local Taxes||2 credits|
|Current Problems in Taxation||3 credits|
|Real Estate Taxation||3 credits|
*Effective spring 2016.
**Students admitted in a spring term will take:
***These courses are offered infrequently.