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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. 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, 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 (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 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.

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
$74Thousand
Median Wage of Accountants and Auditors U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
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.

2022-23 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 12Monday, August 22
Session MFriday, September 9Monday, September 19
Session BFriday, October 14Monday, October 24
Session CWednesday, January 4Monday, January 9
Session TFriday, January 27Monday, February 6
Session DFriday, March 3Monday, March 13
Session EFriday, April 28Monday, May 8
Session FFriday, June 9Monday, June 19

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that 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 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 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)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
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)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
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.

“Regent helped me learn what it means to be a scholar-practitioner. I work for one of the top consulting firms in the nation specializing in educational leadership development and serve as a member of the graduate faculty at a local university.”

Anthony Marchese, Ph.D., 2008

“I was incredibly blessed to learn from committed men and women who were so knowledgeable about their field. They were also just as passionate and committed to their faith and investing in their students.”

Rebekah Woods, Doctor of Organizational Leadership, J.D., 2004, 1994

“I came away from my program at Regent with an increased confidence in my ability to lead an organization and the skills I needed to do it.”

Kevin Beery, Ph.D., 2008 Strategic Leadership

“A lot of my training at Regent related to a broader area of work in terms of providing leadership for Christian education. This job is a good fit for the experience and training I have and the education I've undertaken.”

Bryan Easley, Ph.D., 2011 Dean of Online Learning, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

“Through my Regent MBA, I got to see things at different levels. I had a few employees and a small organization, as compared to some of the case studies we had dealing with multinational corporations. That was exciting to me and a really good learning experience.”

Jason Crowther, MBA, 2015 Dean of Enrollment at Grace College of Divinity