The Master of Tax Accounting

A multi-dimensional program educating tax specialists in an ever-changing field

Whether working federally, for a major corporation or as a personal accountant, tax accounting is one of the fastest changing fields in business. The Master of Tax Accounting program develops the taxation system and the interrelationships that exist between it and accounting theory, a knowledge of the law as it relates to taxation, and the tools necessary for research and communication in taxation.

Learn about the requirements of the Master of Tax Accounting Program in the course catalog.

Program Info

The Master of Tax Accounting (MTA) degree program is a multidimensional approach to the education of the modern tax specialist. The program develops an understanding of the taxation system and the interrelationships that exist between that system and accounting theory; a basic knowledge of the legal system as it relates to taxation; and the basic tools necessary for research and communication in taxation. Graduates are prepared to research tax, legal and accounting databases related to tax problems and to make tax-related decisions. By drawing on their comprehensive knowledge of accounting and taxation, Manderson graduates always come out ahead.

  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 31 hours of approved coursework beyond the undergraduate degree.
  • At least 18 of these hours must be coursework in the major field.
  • A minimum of 24 hours must be taken in courses open only to graduate students, and 15 of these must be in courses in accounting and taxation at The University of Alabama.
  • Students will take 2 tax law courses offered at The University of Alabama School of Law
  • Students are also required to complete Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting, either prior to entering the program or as part of the M.T.A. degree.

Required Courses Info

Students are required to complete a minimum of 31 hours of approved coursework beyond the undergraduate degree. At least 18 of these hours must be coursework in the major field. A minimum of 24 hours must be taken in courses open only to graduate students, and 15 of these must be in courses in accounting and taxation at The University of Alabama. Students are also required to complete Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting, either prior to entering the program or as part of the M.T.A. degree.

***NOTE: Students must take at least a 12-hour course load in the Fall and Spring semesters, and a 6-hour course load in the summer semester in order to meet the requirements for August graduation.

Students planning on sitting for the CPA exam in the state of Alabama need three financial accounting courses, two auditing courses, one governmental accounting course and two law courses. Students should select three classes from the list of electives if not taken during undergraduate school.

Learn more about the Master of Tax Accounting courses here.

 


How To Apply

The University of Alabama Graduate School provides an online application here. A checklist will be provided to guide you through the process and assist you with the required materials. You can also click the link on the left.

What is required in order to apply?

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • A Statement of Purpose outlining your reasons for desiring the degree.
  • An up-to-date Resume.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Average GMAT score: 630
  • Average GPA: 3.73

Scholarship

The Culverhouse School of Accountancy awards scholarships to eligible students in the Master of Accountancy or Master of Tax Accounting program based on factors such as merit or need, depending upon the underlying scholarship agreements. In order to apply for a scholarship through these programs, please download and complete the Accounting Scholarship form in Adobe Acrobat and send it by email to Mrs. Mariel Knight (mknight@cba.ua.eu). This application also automatically enters students into the candidate pool for assistantship opportunities. Instructions are provided within the PDF, but please feel free to contact Mrs. Knight with any further questions.*** Both permanent and local addresses must be completed on the application. If students are away on internship, they will need to list their local college address, not their temporary internship address, as their local mailing address.***

Interested in learning more? Contact us:

Program Coordinator
Tom Fitzgibbon
205-348-2903
335 Alston Hall
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