Tax Accounting

Graduate programs

Graduate Certificate in Tax Accounting

John Williams, Graduate Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 439, Phone: 417-836-5414
Email: accountancy@missouristate.edu
Website: http://missouristate.edu/SOA

Elizabeth Reger, Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 223 Phone 417-836-5616
ElizabethReger@MissouriState.edu

Program description 

The Tax Accounting Graduate Certificate program provides a 12 hours graduate-level experience in the tax accounting field.  The program involves in depth study of tax accounting topics, including individual taxation, corporate taxation, tax planning, applied tax problems and others.  Contact the Director of the School of Accountancy or the MAcc Program Director for additional information.

NOTE:  This certificate program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Entrance criteria

Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student.  The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Accountancy program.  All course work must be approved by the MAcc Program Director.

Required courses  (12 hrs)

Course CodeCourse Title Credit Hours 
ACC 721 Advanced Tax Accounting 3 hrs
ACC 722 Public Service Tax Accounting 3 hrs
ACC 723 Tax Considerations for Decision Makers  3 hrs
Select one of the following:
ACC 625 Individual Income Tax Assistance 3 hrs
FIN 638 Introduction to Estate Planning 3 hrs
ACC 794 Internship (Tax Accounting related) 3 hrs
ACC 796 Independent Study (Tax Accounting related) 3 hrs

GPA requirement

Students must have a B or better grade in each course.