Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Taxation program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an AACSB accredited institution of higher education or its equivalent.  Students with an undergraduate degree other than an accounting degree from an accredited college or university are considered to have the “equivalent” of an accounting degree upon the successful completion of the following courses (including their prerequisites):

  • ACCT 2310      Principles of Accounting I (Prerequisites: MATH 1302, MGMT 1310)
  • ACCT 2330      Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT 3311      Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 3312      Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 3321      Federal Taxation I
  • ACCT 3330      Intermediate Cost and Managerial Accounting (Prerequisites: MATH 1342, ECON 2310, ECON 3355)
  • ACCT 3341      Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 3361      Governmental/Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • ACCT 4314      Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 4351      Auditing I

Applicant must meet one of the following admissions criteria:

  • Overall GPA (based on 4.0-point scale) greater than or equal to 2.80,
  • GPA in last 60 semester hours (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 3.00, or
  • GPA in last 30 semester hours (or equivalent) greater than or equal to 3.20.

The GMAT is not required for the Graduate Certificate in Taxation.

Courses taken in fulfillment of a Graduate Certificate in Taxation may be used as MBA, MACC, or MST electives. Concurrent enrollment in the Graduate certificate and MBA, MACC, or MST programs is permitted. Certificate students who are not concurrently enrolled in the MBA, MACC, or MST programs are limited to the courses in their respective certificate programs. Also, concurrent enrollment in a masters program requires meeting all admission standards in said masters program.