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M.S. in Accounting – Tax

Calculate the Benefits of Earning a Master’s in Accounting – Tax 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. If pursued externally, a CPA review course and exam can cost you up to $4,000. At Regent, your CPA exam prep materials are incorporated in the curriculum and as such can be covered through financial aid, if eligible. Offered fully online, with no GMAT/GRE requirements. Experience Regent, a Christian University based in Virginia Beach that has been ranked among top national universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 & 2023).

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Advance in Your Career WITH A MASTER’S IN ACCOUNTING –TAX

Gain the competitive edge in business through this specialized concentration. Pursue your master’s in accounting – tax 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 IN ACCOUNTING & TAXATION

Be mentored by award-winning faculty who hold the highest degrees in their field. You can also gain advice on your career and professional development from seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program.

Align Yourself with Excellence

U.S. News ranks Regent among Top National Universities (2022) and has recognized Regent among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia for the last eight years. Experience the difference with our master’s in Accounting – Tax concentration.

On completing the master’s in Accounting – Tax program, you can:

  • 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.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 

  • Employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, adding about 750,800 new jobs in the U.S.
  • A growing economy and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to generate strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand will lead to growing demand for market research analysts. 
  • In 2021, the median annual income for business and financial occupations was $30,000 higher per year than the median wage for all occupations in the U.S.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Accountant
  • Auditor/Internal Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Analyst Accountant
  • Accounting Consultant
$78Thousand
Approximate Annual Median Wage of Accountants and Auditors, 2022 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.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All 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 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Prerequisites

Prior to entry into the M.S. in Accounting program, students must complete the following undergraduate courses with a C+ or better grade:

  • 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)

The above courses may require their own prerequisites for entry. Regent University will evaluate previous academic transcripts to determine if all the requirements are met. If the above courses have not been successfully completed, Regent offers these courses at the discounted price of $250 per credit hour plus applicable university fees. Federal financial aid may be applicable for up to one year to complete the undergraduate preparatory coursework. For further questions and to start the application process, please contact the admissions office at 757.352.4990.

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

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)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700
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)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700
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.

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David Cheney, MBA, 2005 Co-Owner, Chick-fil-A

“I was amazed at how much I was able to apply to the work sector. It was these true, real-life scenarios that allowed me to grow and expand at Cox.”

Allen Cheek, MBA, 2013 Director, Learning Ops & Technology, Cox Communications

“Regent prepared me for steps I needed to take to start a business, as well as to lead one.”

Hunter Davis, MBA - International Business, 2019; J.D., 2013; B.A. in Government - American Government & Politics, 2010 Director, The American Environment Foundation; Co-Owner, Duck Donuts