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Graduate Certificate in Tax

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average. Applicants must have at least one year of work experience. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take and earn minimum acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and demonstrate English language proficiency. 

Certificate Requirements

  • 12 credit hours of approved course work with grades of B or better. 

Grades of C or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during each 12 month period. Students must complete the certificate within four years. 

Prerequisites

Passing grades in introduction to economics and introduction to accounting courses, and passing grade in undergraduate statistics course or passing score on mathematics equivalency examination. 

Course Requirements (12 credit hours from the following):

  • ACCT-630 Legislative & Judicial Foundations of Income Tax (3)
  • ACCT-631 Tax Research and Procedure (3)
  • ACCT-740 Taxation of Corporations (3)
  • ACCT-741 State and Local Taxation (3)
  • ACCT-742 Special Tax Topics (3)
  • ACCT-743 International Taxation (3)
  • ACCT-745 Employee Benefit Tax Planning (3)
  • ACCT-746 Taxation of Real Estate Transactions (3)
  • ACCT-747 Taxation of Pass-Through Entities (3)
  • ACCT-750 Tax Policy (3)
  • ACCT-751 Seminar in Business Tax Planning (3)
  • ACCT-752 Seminar in Family Financial Planning (3)