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Accounting and Taxation (M.S.)

Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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  1. Required Core Courses (12 hrs)

    • ACG 6135 Accounting Theory (3)
    • TAX 6205 Flow Through Entities (3)
    • ACG 6257 Global Reporting & Audit (3)
    • TAX 6045 Tax Research & Planning (3)

  2. Concentrations

    1. Accounting Concentration (9 hrs)

      Select three accounting (ACG) courses from the list below.
      • ACG 6205 Advanced Accounting (3)
      • ACG 6255 International Accounting (3)
      • ACG 6405 Adv Accounting Information Systems (3)
      • ACG 6655 Independent Audit II (3)
      • ACG 6905 Directed Study in Accounting (3)
      • ACG 6935 Special Topics in Accounting (3)

    2. Tax Concentration (9 hrs)

      Select three tax (TAX) courses from the list below.
      • TAX 6015 Corporate Tax Issues (3)
      • TAX 6525 International Tax Issues (3)
      • TAX 6405 Estate & Gift Tax Issues ( 3)
      • TAX 6877 Special Topics in Taxation (3)


  3. Business Elective Courses (9 hrs)

    Complete 9 credit hours of approved graduate level business courses outside the areas of accounting (ACG) and taxation (TAX). MBA Foundation courses may not be used. See college advisor for approval.  
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 30 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program
  • Satisfy all degree requirements within seven years from the time of admission to the program

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

Students may transfer a maximum of six credit hours of approved graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer courses must have been completed within the past six years with a grade of B or higher. The evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department.

Progression Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale throughout the program (see the Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • A student who receives three grades of  "C" or lower is automatically suspended from the program (see the Probation/Dismissal Section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).