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Master of Taxation (MTx)



Master of Taxation is a Troy University one year Fast Track graduate program. Click here for more information about Fast Track. Undergraduate prerequisites must be completed for admission into a Fast Track graduate program.

Tax law affects every individual and every organization.  They rely on tax professionals to help them comply with the tax law, plan to reduce their tax burden and resolve any tax controversies with taxing authorities.  Auditors rely on tax professionals to help them determine a company's income tax expense and income tax liability.  Taxing authorities such as the Internal Revenue Service and state departments of revenue rely on tax professionals to help them administer the tax law.  Thus, tax professionals are in demand by public accounting firms, businesses and government agencies.

A Master of Taxation degree provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct tax research, engage in tax planning activities, and resolve tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.  A Master of Taxation degree shows that you are serious about being the kind of tax professional these employers desire.

The courses in the Master of Taxation Program count toward the 150-hour requirement to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), which is the most important credential for accounting professionals.  The Master of Taxation Program at Troy University is the only evening graduate taxation program in the State of Alabama.  You can take your classes in the evening and keep your job during the day.  The Master of Taxation Program will also help you to prepare for the Enrolled Agent (EA) Examination.  Enrolled agents may practice before the Internal Revenue Service in all 50 states.

The Master of Taxation program is a 30-semester hour program consisting of seven required and three elective courses.  For a complete list of courses, as well as admission requirements, please visit the Master of Taxation pages in our graduate catalog (available HERE).

For students who do not require a graduate degree, but who wish to further their careers as tax professionals, Troy University also offers a Certificate of Taxation.  Such students will likely already hold a graduate degree in business or be a CPA.  The Certificate of Taxation program will equip these students with in-depth knowledge of the tax law, the skills at conducting tax research, the abilities to communicate the results of tax research, and skills to represent taxpayers before taxing authorities.  For more information, including admission requirements and detailed course requirements, please visit our graduate catalog (available HERE).

For information concerning the Master of Taxation, click here.

Visit the Sorrell College of Business website for more information.