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About this course

Master of Tax (MTAX) degree programs has a goal: to provide accounting education to a diverse group of students to help them become successful professionals in local, national, and global enterprises. This goal will be accomplished by providing programs that aid students in developing technical, analytical, communication, interpersonal, and lifelong learning skills.

The Master of Taxation degree program was designed to meet the demand for tax specialists in public accounting, private industry, and government. To this end, its objectives include rigorous development of

  1. Technical competence
  2. An appreciation of tax policy
  3. A conceptual understanding of taxation; and
  4. An awareness of the responsibilities of a tax professional in today’s society.

The courses of the MTAX program may be used to satisfy education requirements of the CPA and other professional licenses.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or the international equivalent. Official transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to FAU Graduate Office.
  2. Have a strong grade point average on all previous college work, though emphasis will be on the last 60 credits earned.

The admission decision is based on the strength of the application as a whole. Applicant with a minimum standardized test score of approximately 500 GMAT and/or 1000 GRE total and a GPA above a 3.0 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate degree have a good chance to be considered for admission. The admission requirements are competitive and minimum published requirements do not automatically guarantee student acceptance to the program.

Students scoring slightly below minimum admission requirements are recommended to submit supplemental information.