In most states, candidates for the CPA examination are required to have completed 150 semester hours of course work in order to be eligible to take the examination. Each of these programs offered by the Department of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business should enable accounting students to meet this requirement. (Students are advised to check with their state boards of accountancy to obtain specific requirements.)
Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 30
The following program requirements may be modified based upon a student’s prior academic course work. Previous course work is evaluated by the Graduate Programs Office of the Zarb School of Business upon a student’s admission.
One liberal arts elective, selected under advisement, 3 s.h.
The M.S. in Taxation program is designed to provide a broad background in tax law. The program can be tailored to meet the needs of certified public accountants and attorneys. Individuals who need to complete the 150-semester hour requirement in order to be eligible to take the CPA examination may major in taxation rather than accounting.