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Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation (MSAT) University of Hartford - Graduate Studies


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The Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation (MSAT) program is designed for students who seek to develop or advance a career in professional accounting or taxation in industry, public accounting, government, or not-for-profit organizations. The program of study meets the needs of students with undergraduate degrees in accounting who wish a fifth year of study, as well as those students with non-accounting or non-business undergraduate degrees.

Graduates of the program are qualified to take the CPA and CMA examinations. The program meets the 150-hour requirement for the CPA examination in the state of Connecticut and the general requirements established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Students wishing to take the examination in other jurisdictions should contact the jurisdiction to inquire as to specific requirements.

Course work focuses on two tracks: Financial and Assurance Services, and Taxation. The application of analytical tools for planning, controlling, and decision-making purposes are contained in both tracks.

Degree requirements normally constitute 30 credit hours of specified courses, including three core courses, four track courses, and three elective courses selected from any discipline with the Barney School.

Financial and Assurance Services Track

This track is for students interested in public financial reporting and assurance services functions. It includes three core accounting classes, three electives, and:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Accounting Control Systems
  • Seminar in Contemporary Accounting

Taxation Track

This track is for students who are interested in careers in taxation, both within public accounting and in industry. It includes three core accounting classes, three electives, and:

  • Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities
  • Advanced Corporate Taxation
  • Research in Taxation
  • Seminar in Taxation

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation (MSAT).

Online/Distance (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $794 Per Credit Hour


22-Jan-20, 18-May-20


University of Hartford - Graduate Studies

Graduate Admission, CC 231,

University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue,



06117, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Admission is based on the candidate’s undergraduate grade point average, GMAT, a personal statement, resumé, and two references. The GMAT requirement is waived for domestic candidates who have passed the CPA, CMA, or the bar examination; possess another graduate degree from an appropriately accredited institution, hold an undergraduate degree from an AACSB school achieving at least a 3.3 GPA overall and in their major; hold an accounting certificate from the Barney School of business achieving at least a 3.3 GPA overall; or have 5-7 years of U.S. based financial analytical experience above entry level (reviewed on a case-by-case basis).

Applicants who take the TOEFL iBT are required to attain an overall score of 85, while scoring at least 20 in each of the four parts. Applicants who take the IEL TS are required to attain an overall score of 7.0, while scoring at least 6.5 in each of the four sections.

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