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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students earn their MS in Taxation degree by completing a minimum of 46 credits, normally 12 courses.​ Eight courses are required with additional courses chosen from a list of tax electives.   

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 eight courses are required:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 551TAX TREATMENT OF CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS4
ACC 558TAX RESEARCH4
ACC 560TAXATION OF CORPORATIONS AND SHAREHOLDERS4
ACC 565TAX ACCOUNTING, PERIODS, AND METHODS4
ACC 566FEDERAL INCOME TAX PROCEDURES4
ACC 590WRITING FOR TAX PROFESSIONALS2
ACC 598SEMINAR ON CURRENT PROBLEMS IN TAXATION4
Select one international tax course:4
ACC 567
INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF U.S. TAXATION
ACC 582
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
ACC 583
FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSFER PRICING IN BUSINESS
ACC 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (Expatriate Taxation)
ACC 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (Comparative Tax Systems)

Tax Electives

Choose from among the following tax courses to reach 46 credits total to complete the program:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 561
CORPORATE REORGANIZATIONS
ACC 562
CONSOLIDATED RETURNS
ACC 563
PARTNERSHIPS
ACC 564
TRANSACTIONS IN PROPERTY
ACC 567
INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF U.S. TAXATION
ACC 568
TAXATION OF CLOSELY HELD CORPORATIONS
ACC 569
CONCEPTS OF DEFERRED COMPENSATION
ACC 570
STATE AND LOCAL INCOME AND FRANCHISE TAXATION
ACC 571
ESTATE AND GIFT TAXATION
ACC 572
CONCEPTS OF STATE PROPERTY AND TRANSACTION TAXATION
ACC 573
INCOME TAXATION OF ESTATES, TRUSTS AND DECEDENTS
ACC 574
ESTATE PLANNING
ACC 576
FEDERAL TAX VALUATION
ACC 580
ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES
ACC 581
TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE
ACC 582
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
ACC 583
FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSFER PRICING IN BUSINESS
ACC 590
WRITING FOR TAX PROFESSIONALS
ACC 591
TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS
ACC 592
FEDERAL INCOME TAX OF INDIVIDUALS
ACC 594
FAMILY OFFICE AND MULTIGENERATIONAL PLANNING
ACC 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (In Taxation)

Degree Requirements 

  • Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
  • Satisfactory completion of 46 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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