Master of Science in Accounting Taxation
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Why earn a master’s degree in taxation from Strayer?
Our Master of Science in Accounting, Taxation program can help you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to evaluate and prepare tax documentation to fulfill a specific business need. You’ll learn about individual federal taxation, partnership taxation, the federal income tax structure and applications of income tax accounting.
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MS in Accounting, Taxation program details
This program explores the finer points of taxation, including issues related to tax planning, tax audits and other aspects of tax accounting.
Is an MS in Accounting, Taxation good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Assess the taxation complexities of the federal income tax structure.
- Evaluate income tax accounting for individuals, proprietorships, corporations and partnerships.
- Assess tax requirements for key international tax systems.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.
How long does it take to get a master’s in taxation?
- There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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Program cost breakdown
The Strayer master’s program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $1,680 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in taxation?
Concentration coursework in this program will emphasize three branches of taxation: Individual tax research and planning, organizational tax research and planning, and international tax research and planning. You’ll also study ethics, research methods and tax planning. View all courses.
Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics in individual federal taxation. Includes a comprehensive study of the federal income tax structure and the practical application of income tax accounting to specific problems as related to individuals and proprietorship. Emphasizes the general filing status, includable and excludable income, analysis of the categories of itemized and other deductions, tax treatment of sales and exchange of property, available depreciation methods and recapture provisions. Introduces the alternative minimum tax on individuals, the earned income credit, child care credit, and credit for the elderly. Ethics, research, and tax planning are integral parts of the course.
Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Additional topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans are discussed. Ethics, research, and tax planning are an integral part of the course.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the tax systems of key European, Asian, African, South American and Central American countries, as well as Canada. Examines the various complex issues in partnership and corporate tax planning, and the tax issues involved with joint ventures and consolidated returns filed in the United States.
Prerequisite: ACC 403
Surveys in-depth analysis of current auditing issues, including professional standards and ethics, internal control gathering and documentation of evidence, and statistical sampling. Focuses on detailed analysis of audit programs and electronic data processing, as well as concepts concerning the financial condition and operation of commercial enterprises.
Introduces the student to systems analysis and application of information systems concepts to the accounting process and accounting models, both manual and automated.
This course allows students to apply the knowledge gained in the program related to financial and managerial accounting, forensic accounting and auditing concepts. The students will apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to real world business cases involving complex accounting decision through analysis, synthesis, prescription and application of accounting concepts.
A grade of B or higher is required for satisfactory course completion.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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