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A tax consultant with her clients: Explore the master's in taxation online program at Regent University.

M.S. in Accounting – Tax

Calculate the Benefits of Earning a Master’s in Accounting – Taxation Online

Do you have the aptitude to specialize in taxation? Regent’s Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Tax will build upon your knowledge in accounting, finance and economics while preparing you to sit for the CPA exam. You will study the IRS code, federal income taxation, tax research, financial theory, ethics, and auditing and assurance. You’ll also enjoy the benefit of our cooperative partnership with Becker CPA Review, a leading professional in the development of CPA study materials. This partnership offers you access to the most up-to-date accounting study materials. Offered fully online, Regent is based in Virginia Beach.

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Advance in Your Career WITH A MASTER’S IN TAXATION

Gain the competitive edge in business through this specialized concentration. Pursue your master’s in accounting – taxation online, with no GMAT requirement.

Qualify for Certifications

Prepare to sit for the CPA exam and use your knowledge to earn additional certifications (e.g., CMA, CIA, CFE).

Learn from the Best

Be mentored by award-winning faculty who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Align Yourself with Excellence

U.S. News ranks Regent among Top National Universities (2020) and has recognized Regent among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia for the last seven years. Experience the difference with our master’s in Accounting – Tax online concentration.

On completing the Tax concentration within the master’s in Accounting program, you will be able to:

  • Sit for the CPA exam as well as other certifications in your state.
  • Analyze tax situations, comprehensive business reports, and financial statements.
  • Understand IRS tax advantages/strategies and GAAP regulations to ensure taxes are ethically and accurately prepared.
  • Apply federal taxation best practices to acquisitions, liquidations and stock redemptions.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Accountant
  • Auditor/Internal Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Analyst Accountant
  • Accounting Consultant
$72Thousand
Approximate 2019 Median Wage of Accountants and Auditors U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Reviews the Internal Revenue Code, Federal regulations and court cases. Examines the role and regulation of the tax practitioner and taxpayers before the IRS. Introduces ethical responsibilities, IRS examination of returns, statues of limitations and tax practice strategies and techniques. Incorporates Becker CPA Review.
Focuses on the fundamental concepts of federal income taxation that apply to C-corporations and shareholders. Emphasis on organization and capital structure of the C-corporation, dividends and other distributions, stock redemptions, corporate divisions, taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions and liquidation of the corporation. Incorporates Becker CPA Review.
Focuses on the fundamental concepts of federal income taxation that apply to pass-through corporations, partnership and shareholders. Emphasis on organization and capital structure of the pass-through organization, dividends and other distributions, stock redemptions, corporate divisions, taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions and liquidation of the pass-through organization. Incorporates Becker CPA Review.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

Prerequisites:

Master’s applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Completed the following undergraduate classes, with a grade of B or better, prior to taking any courses in the M.S in Accounting program: 
    • Intermediate Accounting I (3 credit hours) 
    • Intermediate Accounting II (3 credit hours) 
    • Taxation (3 credit hours) 
    • Auditing (3 credit hours) 
    • Finance (3 credit hours) 
    • Economics (3 credit hours) 
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the application deadline. Admission interviews are by invitation only and may be requested.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Submit your unofficial transcript to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

5. Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

6. International Applicants

Visit the International Student Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,050
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,050
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,985
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,985

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,075
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,075
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,970
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,970

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Application Fee$50 (nonrefundable)
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50 (one-time fee)

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,050
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,050
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,985
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,985

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,075
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,075
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,970
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,970

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600
Application Fee$50 (nonrefundable)
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master’s level courses only. Concentration courses taken from the other schools at Regent University are charged at that school’s tuition rate.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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Chad Rose, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2020 Lieutenant Colonel - Reserve (Retired); American Airlines Airbus Captain

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Ryan Holloway, MBA, 2016 Executive Director, Care Net Peninsula

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“My Regent degree enables me to offer different perspectives and approaches to problem-solving, team management and innovation — all through a biblical worldview. Utilizing courses and making them relevant in day-to-day functions has been extremely rewarding.”

Kelli Ragland, MBA, 2015 Director of Marketing, Langley Federal Credit Union

“When you’re leading the largest city in the Commonwealth, you realize quickly, you can’t do it by yourself … so I pray. Regent was a vital factor in my spiritual growth and my professional growth.”

Bobby Dyer, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 1998 Mayor, City of Virginia Beach