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Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students earn their MS in Taxation degree by completing a minimum of 45 credits, normally 12 courses.​  Seven courses are required with additional courses chosen from a list of tax electives.  Students may also choose up to 16 credits in business electives with program director approval.  

Prerequisite Courses

Students are expected to have completed Principles of Accounting ACC 500 and one introductory tax course ACC 548 prior to beginning the program.

Required Courses

The following seven courses are required:

​Tax Electives​

Choose from among the following tax courses to reach 45 credits total to complete the program:

Open Electives        

Students have the option to choose up to 12 credits of non-tax courses. Permission from the program director is required for any non-tax courses. 

Students may not take the following classes toward open electives: ACC 500, ACC 505, ACC 541, ACC 542, ACC 543, ACC 545, ACC 547, ACC 548, ACC 550, ACC 551, ACC 552, ACC 554, ACC 555, ACC 584, ACC 690, BLW 500, ECO 500, ECO 502, ECO 509, FIN 455, MGT 500, MGT 502, MGT 504, or MGT 529.  These courses are expected to have been completed during a student's undergraduate business degree.​​​​​​

Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.

  • Satisfactory completion of 45 credit hours applicable to the degree.

  • All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed with satisfactory grades within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.  After a lapse of six years a course is expired.  An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree without the written permission of the faculty program director or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.​​​

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