M.S. in Taxation - 1-year Program

M.S. in Taxation One Year Program – AACSB accredited, CPA-ready

Complete your NYS CPA education requirement by attending the University at Albany School of Business one-year M.S. in Taxation program. The one-year Masters in Taxation Program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in accounting who wish to focus their graduate studies and professional progression in this specialized field of accounting.  The program focuses on the methodology of tax research and developing students’ ability to analyze and interpret tax law, regulations, cases and related material.  The MS in Taxation program is designed to meet the growing need and demand for tax advisors, consultants, and executives to deal with complex tax considerations involved in virtually every business and financial transaction. 

Choosing the University at Albany School of Business M.S. in Taxation Program to achieve your academic and professional success

  • In just one year, the M.S. in Taxation program prepares students with an undergraduate degree in accounting to meet the NYS 150-credit hour CPA education requirement, and more importantly it prepares you to become a highly skilled tax specialist in a wide variety of settings, including public accounting, government, industry and not-for-profit environments.
  • Graduates of this program are highly recruited by organizations in New York State, the United States, and around the world - whose professionals and recruiting teams are often seen in the School of Business, speaking in the classroom, meeting with students informally, and conducting formal interviews.
  • The University at Albany School of Business maintains a dual accreditation in Business and Accounting through the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), placing the school among the top business programs in the world. This distinction ensures that you will receive an education from qualified instructors, with curriculum focused on contemporary accounting issues.
  • Small classes and individual attention from experienced faculty in the M.S. Taxation program attract students from a variety of backgrounds including CPAs, attorneys, financial advisors, government agents, private industry professionals, and recent college graduates

Setting Expectations – Curriculum and Coursework

The M.S. in Taxation program is a two-semester, cohort-based, full-time program, with admission during the Fall semester only.

Our program offers courses in state and interstate taxation, corporate taxation, partnership taxation, and estate and gift taxation.

Courses required to graduate from this program include:

Number Course Credits
ACC 631 Principles of Tax Research 3
ACC 633 Corp Taxation 3
ACC 642 Taxation of Partnerships 3
ACC 694 Seminar in Taxation & Financial Planning 3
  2 Tax Electives 6
  2 Accounting Electives 6
  2 General Business Electives 6
  Total Graduate Accounting Credits 24
  Total Program Credits 30

Let’s Get Acquainted – Ideal Candidates for the one year program

If you have a strong academic background, are highly motivated to begin or advance your career in the field of taxation and want to meet the NYS 150-credit hour CPA education requirement in one year, the University at Albany M.S. in Taxation program is the ideal program for you.  We actively seek students from a wide variety of undergraduate accounting programs as well as applicants with previous professional accounting or business experience that have an undergraduate degree in accounting. 

  • Admission to the program requires a NYSED-approved undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited U.S. university, or its equivalent (including 24 accounting credits and 36 business-elective credits).

If you are ready to join a highly motivated group of graduate accounting students to further your career and meet the NYS 150-credit hour CPA education requirement, apply today online at the Graduate Admissions Office website. There you will be able to apply on-line as well as be provided with instructions and procedures for completing your online application.  We look forward to reviewing your application.

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