Enroll in the Only Master of Taxation (MTax) Program in the Region -- Now with Two Program Options

The Master of Taxation (MTax) program is a 30-36 credit professional degree designed to provide intensive training for individuals planning to enter the tax field and for experienced accountants and attorneys. Students can enroll in MTax Direct or the classroom-based MTax program.

The College of Business Administration (CBA) School of Accountancy offers the only MTax program in the region. The program provides a framework of conceptual, technical, and professional knowledge that helps students develop the expertise needed to examine and understand many aspects of the tax structure. Through an integrated curriculum with emphasis on tax concepts, substantive knowledge of federal and state taxation, tax research, communication skills, and tax planning, students will develop an ability to identify and solve tax problems.

The Master of Taxation curriculum includes a set of foundation courses, which can be waived for those who have had recent study in the subject areas or for current, practicing CPAs, and required taxation courses.  Students who need to complete foundation courses should take them the summer prior to starting the MTax program.

MTax Program Highlights

  • Complete the MTax degree in 21 months by attending classes one evening per week throughout most of the program, or in as little as 15 months in the online MTax Direct program. Classes start at 5:20 p.m. and end by 10:50 p.m.. An entrance exam (GMAT) is not required for practicing CPAs or for attorneys with at least two years of experience.
  • Curriculum includes 24 credits of required taxation courses and 6 credits of taxation electives.
  • Find out about the rest of the classroom-based MTax Program requirements.
  • Find out more about MTax Direct.

MTax Foundation Courses (6 credits)

For Students With Non-business Undergraduate Degrees - Summer Sessions

Students without an accounting or tax background should begin the program in the summer semester prior to starting the MTax program by enrolling in a financial accounting and basic tax course to gain the requisite background to be successful in the program. We recommend the summer before start of the program so you do not delay graduation. The following Foundation/Pre-Tax courses are offered at the CBA:

Foundation Courses - 6 credits
6200:601 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
6200:627 Federal Taxation (3 credits)