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Master of Taxation Direct

Through the MTax Direct, the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy will offer its Master of Taxation degree directly to students’ desktop computers with courses delivered live via a modern, highly efficient and robust synchronous tool. The tool provides the capability to deliver highly interactive classes with video, breakout sessions, and hands-on learning labs. The program, referred to for administrative purposes as the MTax Direct, will serve professional development and graduate education needs of individuals with an interest in taxation in professional accounting and taxation firms, law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Students will complete the entire program (30 credits) in 15 to 18 months (in ten-week terms) and receive the same Master of Taxation degree as students attending the program on campus. Students will be required to attend and participate in at least 65% of classes to receive credit and must take examinations at a supervised testing center. All final examinations will be proctored by a reputable center.

To be admitted to the MTax Direct, students must have at least an undergraduate degree in accounting or a J.D. Students without either of these qualifications must complete 6200:601 Financial Accounting and 6200:627 Federal Taxation with grades of B or better prior to admission. Students may be permitted to substitute a comprehensive individual taxation course or a comprehensive business entity tax course for 6200:627 Federal Taxation. The GMAT is not required for attorneys and students who have passed all four parts of the CPA exam or similar professional examinations. All other applicants must submit a satisfactory GMAT, GRE, or LSAT score.

Required Master of Taxation Courses - 24 credits

  • 6200:628 Tax Research (3 credits)
  • 6200:631 Corporate Taxation I (3 credits)
  • 6200:641 Taxation of Partnerships (3 credits)
  • 6200:642 Corporate Taxation II  (3 credits)
  • 6200:643 Tax Accounting (3 credits)
  • 6200:648 Tax Policy & Ethics (3 credits)
  • 6200:649 State & Local Taxation (3 credits)
  • 6200:651 International Taxation (3 credits)

Electives - 6 credits (to be determined)

Total Credits Required for MTax: 30

Admission Requirements 

  • Graduate School application and fee
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred), GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or hold a CPA or CMA scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall, Suite 202. Proof of English Language Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DARS in My Akron for your program requirements.

Degree Offered: MTax Master of Taxation

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