Master of Taxation
The Master of Taxation program admits students for the fall (August) semester only.
Yes, many of our students work full-time while enrolled in the Master of Taxation program. Our classes begin at 4:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and do not interfere with the work day.
The Master of Taxation program can be completed in as few as 16 months or up to 24 months.
Classes are offered at our Buckhead Center in the late afternoon starting at 4:30 p.m. or in the evening starting at 7:15 p.m. once a week. Usually on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
Students must complete 30 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher to graduate.
There are three prerequisite courses for this program: Principles of Accounting I and II and an introductory federal taxation course. These courses are often referred to as Introduction/Principles of Managerial Accounting or Introduction/Principles of Financial Accounting.
No, the prerequisite courses do not need to be completed before you apply. The courses must be completed before the first day of the semester.
7 courses | 21 hours
- TX 8020 – Advanced Federal Taxation (3 hours)
- TX 8030 – Tax Research (3 hours)
- TX 8040 – Tax Practice and Procedures (3 hours)
- TX 8120 – Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (3 hours)
- TX 8320 – Accounting for Income Taxes (3 hours)
- TX 8080 – Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (3 hours) TX
- 8800 – Tax Analytics
- TX 8100 – Taxation of Property and Securities Transactions
- TX 8180 – Current Topics in Taxation
- TX 8220 – Estate/Gift Taxation and Estate Planning
- TX 8270 – State and Local Taxation
- TX 8300 – International Aspects of Taxation
- TX 8391 – Field Study in Taxation
- TX 8510 – Issues in Individual Taxation
For most applicants, the GMAT or the GRE will be required in order to be considered for admission to this program. However, you may be qualified to be considered for an alternative to submitting a score if you meet one of the following qualifications:
- You possess at least five years of full-time business experience that includes time within an accounting function or areas pertinent to accounting such as data analytics, finance, information technology or internal operational auditing.
- You already have earned an advanced degree (master’s, specialist or doctorate).
- You have passed all parts of one of the following rigorous professional exams: the bar exam, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Management Accountant.
- You have at least a 3.00 cumulative undergraduate GPA in accounting coursework with the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
*note these qualifications are guidelines. Test alternative requests are subject to faculty approval.
Yes, active members of the BAR and active and licensed CPAs are eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver. To be consider for a GMAT/GRE waiver, please apply to the program, and in the optional essay section, upload proof of your membership with the BAR or active CPA license.
- The online application
- The $50 application fee
- An official copy of all your university transcripts for every university you have attended
- A copy of your resume
- Personal statement
- Letters of recommendation are optional
- Video Interview
No, we do not require work experience to enter our program.
The admissions committee reviews each application holistically. Therefore, the combination of test score, GPA, work experience, and letters of recommendation will all be considered.
Yes, this program does offer merit based scholarships as well as Graduate Research Assistant positions to help offset the program costs. Typically, a strong GMAT or GRE score as well as a solid academic background are necessary to be considered for one of these opportunities. Faculty in this program try to award opportunities to all eligible applicants to the program. However, this is not a guarantee that you will receive one.