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Online Master's Degree MS in Accounting Taxation

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Register By: February 20 Classes Start: February 22

Gain Expertise in Tax Rules & Practices with a Master’s in Taxation Online

Enhance your Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation degree from Southern New Hampshire University. The focused taxation curriculum will introduce you to key concepts, rules and practices in income taxation for individuals, corporations and partnerships, as well as excise tax on estates and goods.

Taught by professional accountants, the interactive MS in taxation degree program is designed to prepare you to meet the growing demand in the workplace for highly skilled accountants. Through practical, interactive coursework, you'll:

  • Understand tax law, auditing and financial reporting
  • Gain the analytical and technical skills companies and municipal agencies require in their accounting professionals
  • Build the foundation you need to launch your career in this high-demand accounting specialty
  • Prepare for the Uniform CPA (certified public accountant) Exam

See Yourself Succeed in Taxation

SNHU’s master’s concentration in taxation online will prepare you to counsel the individuals, corporations or nonprofits you’ll work for by helping them to understand how to best manage their financial decisions in preparation for year-end taxes. The program aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MS in Accounting online at SNHU include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
  • Convenience. Attend class when it’s convenient for you – online education means 24/7 access
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your graduate degree in as few as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Minimal requirements. No GMAT or GRE required for admission
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for tips and career opportunities
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Career Outlook

Complex financial regulations have increased demand for accounting professionals. Career opportunities in this field are expected to grow 10% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*

Many in taxation work in federal government, litigation and valuation, investment funds, forensic tax and tax fraud. SNHU's master's in taxation online degree prepares you to succeed in middle and senior management roles such as tax director, analyst or auditor.

Please note: Students cannot earn CPA certification simply by earning a college degree. If you wish to follow the traditional CPA track upon graduation, you'll need to verify you meet all requirements to sit for the exam. Licensing requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state, so it's best to review your state-specific requirements. For state-by-state educational requirements, consult the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). For state-by-state CPA licensing requirements, consult the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by the NASBA. The content of our programs aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and fulfills the educational requirements for CPA certification in most states.<./p>

Curriculum

The online MS in Accounting curriculum is designed to provide you with practical knowledge in auditing, advanced financial reporting, business law, ethics, communication, corporate, partnership, private tax, research and more in a supportive and interactive environment. The content of this program aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Licensure and Certification Disclosures

SNHU has provided additional information for programs that educationally prepare students for professional licensure or certification. Learn more about what that means for your program on our licensure and certification disclosure page.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (viewed online December 6, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.