Master of Science in Accounting & Taxation
University of Hartford

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation is designed for those who seek to develop or advance a career in taxation in either public or government accounting sectors with a flexible program built around the student’s busy life.  Courses, taught by dedicated, high quality faculty, focus on taxation and cover the application of analytical tools for planning, controlling, and decision-making purposes.  The program is geared toward helping students qualify for the CPA exam and also serves the needs of currently practicing accountants who have passed the CPA exam.


  • A letter of intent 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • You must possess an official bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and ONE of the following:
    • Master's degree from regionally accredited institution
    • Passage of the CPA, CMA, or state bar exam
    • Graduation from an AACSB accredited school of business with GPA of 3.5 or better in both major and degree program (or 3.3 if the University of Hartford graduate)
    • GMAT score of 500 or better (waivers are available for some)
    • Substantial work experience (more than 5 years of strong financial analytical experience; requires an interview)
  • You must also have completed the following accounting core courses (or their equivalents):
    • AC 210: Financial Accounting
    • AC 211: Managerial Accounting
    • AC 320, 321, and 322: Financial Reporting Theory I,II, III
    • AC332: Cost Management
    • AC 425: Federal Income Tax Concepts
    • AC 430: Auditing Concepts and Problems

Special Accreditation

AACSB International (AACSB)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education