Jul 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin

Taxation, MS


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The MS 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. Students admitted into the MS in Taxation program should have completed appropriate college-level course work in United States federal taxation, such as ACCT 143, ACCT 214 , or an approved equivalent from another college. Students not having at least one of these courses may still be admitted but must satisfy the admission requirement by taking courses at Hofstra (which will not count toward program requirements).

Requirements for MS Programs


Residency Requirements


Residency workshops cover library information resources, calculus for business applications, information technology, and statistics for business applications respectively. Full-time students must complete them during the first semester in which they begin. Part-time students must complete them within the first two semesters. Documentation of completion must be submitted to the Graduate Programs Office in order for students to register for the subsequent semester. The calculus for business applications, information technology, and statistics for business applications workshops may be satisfied through previous equivalent undergraduate or graduate course work taken within a specific time frame with a B or better grade at an accredited college or university or through satisfactory performance on a proficiency examination administered by the appropriate department within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business . Students will receive with their letter of admission information about which residency requirements, if any, have been met through prior course work.

The following resource is required of all students:


The following Workshops may be required depending upon academic preparation: (No credit)


*English Proficiency Requirement is for international students


In addition, newly admitted international students are required to take an English placement exam during fall and spring orientation. The exam consists of a short writing task on a topic of general interest and a standardized test including listening comprehension, grammar and reading comprehension. Results are reviewed by the Hofstra English Language Program (ELP) faculty, who make the decision if students must take ELP 235  (2.0 s.h.). All international students who are placed in ELP 235  (2.0 s.h.) must complete the course during the first semester in which they begin an MBA/MS program and must receive a grade of P (Pass). ELP 235  (2.0 s.h.) will carry no degree credit. A fee equivalent to 2.0 s.h. is charged for this course. A grade of P (pass) is required or the course has to be repeated the following semester. The same fee equivalent will be charged for the repeated course.

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 Frank G. Zarb School of Business  upon a student’s admission.

  • See Requirements for MS Programs (above).
  • Students who are required to take ACCT 215  must also take four business electives, including at least two taxation electives, selected under advisement*, 12 s.h. Students who are not required to take ACCT 215  must also take five business electives, including at least three taxation electives, selected under advisement*, 15 s.h.

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