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Master of Science in Taxation

Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) requires completion of the following:

Business Foundation

Students with an undergraduate degree other than a business degree from an accredited university are required to complete the following graduate courses or their undergraduate equivalents before proceeding in to the MST program.

Graduate Courses (18 hours) 

  • ACCT 7302 Accounting Methods and Reports
  • ECON 7300 Economic Principles
  • ECON 7320 Quantitative Analysis
  • MKTG 7301 Marketing Analysis, Planning and Control
  • FINC 7301 Financial Management
  • MGMT 7302 Management and Organizational Behavior


Undergraduate Courses Equivalents (33 hours)

  • For ACCT 7302:
    • ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I and
    • ACCT 2330 Principles of Accounting II
  • For ECON 7300:
    • ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics and
    • ECON 2323 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • For ECON 7320:
    • ECON 2310 Business Statistics I
    • ECON 2312 Quantitative Methods
  • For MKTG 7301:
    • MKTG 3350 Principles of Marketing and
    • MKTG 2380 Legal Environment of Business
  • For FINC 7301:
    • FINC 3310 Business Finance
  • For MGMT 7302:
    • MGMT 3300 Organizational Behavior and Management and
    • MGMT 3305 Management Information Systems

Note: All Foundation courses will be waived if the student has an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB accredited school with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

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Accounting Foundation
(24 hours) 

  • Students with an undergraduate degree other than an accounting degree
    from an accredited university are required to complete the following
    accounting courses or equivalents before proceeding in the MST courses: 

    • ACCT 3311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    • ACCT 3312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    • ACCT 3321 Federal Taxation I
    • ACCT 3330 Intermediate Cost and Managerial Accounting I
    • ACCT 3341 Accounting Information Systems
    • ACCT 3361 Governmental/Not-for-Profit Accounting
    • ACCT 4314 Advanced Financial Accounting
    • ACCT 4351 Auditing I

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Master of Taxation in Accountancy Core Courses (12 hours) 

  • ACCT 5323 Research in Federal Taxation
  • ACCT 5366 Corporate Taxation
  • ACCT 7360 Taxation of Pass-Through Entities
  • ACCT 7370 Estate and Gift Taxation

Master of Taxation in Accountancy Breadth Courses (12 credits)
Four (4) approved graduate accounting or taxation courses. Students may include up to one (1) approved graduate-level Finance courses in their breadth courses.

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Electives (6hours) 

    Any approved graduate course.
Updated 9.27.2010