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Accountancy in Taxation, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The Master of Accountancy in Taxation from Rutgers University is a 30-credit part-time program designed for busy, working professionals seeking to prepare for the CPA exam or for current CPAs seeking to advance their careers.


Ranked as a Top 50 Master's in Taxation program globally, our program is a flexible accounting degree that gives professionals like you a competitive advantage in the field of taxation and satisfies the 150-hour requirement for the CPA exam.

This Master of Accountancy in Taxation from Rutgers University imparts a basic knowledge of the major technical, conceptual, and research issues in the area of tax and taxation, and provides training in the practical and procedural aspects of taxation.

You will also explore the ethical and legal obligations of practicing in the area of taxation, and collaborating with the Rutgers University-Newark School of Law, will have the opportunity to take some of these courses at the law school.

Here are five reasons to pursue a Master's degree in Taxation:

  • Every instructor is at the top of their field or expertise
  • Graduates command high salaries
  • Flexibility
  • Immense course offerings.
  • Convenient locations in New Jersey
  • Career Outcomes

    As a top 50 Master’s in Taxation program globally, according to Eduniversal, graduates are highly sought by all major accounting firms and corporations as evidenced by the fact that some of the most prestigious firms have hired our graduates, including; EisnerAmper, CohnReznick, WithumSmith + Brown, and the Big 4.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Corporate Income Taxation
    • Ethics in Business
    • Federal Income Taxation
    • Law & Legal Reasoning
    • Partnership Taxation
    • Regulation of Tax Practice
    • Tax Practice and Procedures

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 12 months
      • Intensity Flexible
      • Part-time variant
    • Credits
      30 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • Ideal candidates for the program, which is administered on a part-time basis, should hold a bachelor's or master's degree with an accounting background, or have practiced in the area of taxation. Candidates must meet the admissions requirements of Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs — Newark and New Brunswick including a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
    • You must submit the TOEFL or PTE Academic test if your native language is not English. Not required of students who have done 3 or more years of their undergraduate work or have obtained a graduate degree in the U.S.

    Tuition Fee

    • National

      1122 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1122 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    International students are not eligible

    Living costs for Newark

    • 935 - 1600 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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