The MTax curriculum consists of 30 semester credits. Admission to the program is open to the following individuals:
Students who have at least two years of work experience and have an accounting certification (i.e. CPA, CMA, CIA, etc.) or have successfully passed the bar exam do not need to take the GMAT exam to be admitted to the program. All other students must earn a satisfactory score on the GMAT (LSAT for law students) prior to being admitted to the program.
Individuals in categories 3 and 5 must complete an introduction to financial accounting course and a federal income taxation course before they begin taking MTax courses. These courses may be taken at the graduate or undergraduate level. Students should plan to complete those courses in the summer or earlier prior to starting the required MTax courses.
Students are encouraged to begin the program in the fall. Full-time students who begin the program in fall will normally complete all requirements for graduation in two semesters. Part-time students who start in fall can complete all requirements for graduation within two years.