Online Master of Science In Taxation

The University of New 51 M.S. degree program in taxation is designed for accountants, attorneys, government employees, and executives seeking to gain advanced expertise in taxation law.

The Master of Science in Taxation at the University of New 51 attracts a wide range of accountants, attorneys, executives, and government employees, but it’s an even bigger draw for those hoping to become CPAs.

The University of New 51 M.S. degree program in taxation is designed for accountants, attorneys, government employees, and executives seeking to gain advanced expertise in taxation law. Our graduates are among the most successful of University of New 51 alumni, with most employed in high-level executive positions or as partners in local, regional, and/or international CPA firms.

Features of the program include:
  • You can complete the program in as little as one year (two semesters and one summer term)
  • The program provides the mandatory 150 credit hours of coursework required by Connecticut for the CPA exam
  • The program is 100% online.
  • You benefit from a high degree of individual attention from faculty, made possible by small, informal classes
  • Our faculty members bring extensive professional experience and expertise into class and give you firsthand insight on putting theory into practice
  • As a graduate of the program, you will join some of the most successful alumni of the University, who are employed at top firms in the country

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New 51 students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Selected Courses and Programs
  • The University of New 51 offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a M.S. in Taxation, check out the Academic Catalog:

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AACSB accreditation means that our Pompea College of Business has passed a rigorous set of standards. The faculty, students, programs and research have been closely examined and judged to be of exceptionally high standards.

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  • An advanced degree from the University of New 51 will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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  • The University of New 51 Graduate School is an excellent value with reasonable tuition. Of course, you will still have bills to pay and the Financial Aid office can help.

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Licensure and Certification Information

The University of New 51 offers a B.S. Accounting, M.S. Accounting and M.S. Taxation each designed to help students prepare to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Please note that students cannot earn CPA certification simply by earning a college degree. According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy () website, students will first need to determine where they intend to sit for the CPA exam, since the education requirements to sit for the CPA exam are different for every state. Most states require 150 total semester hours to sit for the CPA exam. Some state licensing board regulations include narrow educational requirements such as specific semester hours in accounting and business courses, and there are additional considerations such as experience, age and residency that must be considered.

Although the Master’s in Accounting and the Master’s in Taxation do not specifically lead to licensure as a CPA, it is possible that in combination with appropriate undergraduate coursework, the specific courses taken will count toward the educational requirements in most states.

The University of New 51’s 30 credit hour M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation programs meets some of the educational requirements for CPA licensure in:

  • AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MP, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

Students who are interested in working in any of these states are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state board and consult with your academic advisor.

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Licensure Information

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