Online Masters of Science in Accounting and Taxation


Program Description

The University of Hartford, Barney School of Business offers a variety of programs for students seeking advanced education in the fields of Accounting and Taxation. Students can earn the master’s degree in as few as seven months, or at their own pace, and meet the 150-hour CPA licensing requirement. Our programs are taught by full-time resident faculty and adjunct faculty who have a wealth of knowledge in the field. Students can choose from online and in-class options and our rolling admissions process allows new students to enroll in the fall, spring, and summer terms. For students seeking certificate programs, our accounting certificate provides students who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than accounting the opportunity to take a series of essential undergraduate accounting courses. Students with a master’s degree in accounting, a JD degree, or who are current CPAs may take a series of graduate taxation courses in the Post-Graduate Taxation Certificate program.

Programs of Study

The MSAT program offers two tracks each requiring 30 credits. The first track is designed for those students interested in careers in financial and assurance services. The courses in this track contain information of particular interest to the public financial reporting and assurance services functions. The second is the taxation track designed for those interested in a career in taxation. The courses in the tax track emphasize the taxation expertise needed to be a tax professional in public accounting as well as industry and government.

Application Requirements

The following items are required:

  • An online application at
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 for domestic applicants
  • Official transcripts for all collegiate-level coursework
  • A letter of intent as specified in the application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Official results of the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) forwarded
  • to the University of Hartford using school code XBB-NR -73.

Costs of attendance

The Barney School of Business charges a per-credit rate for tuition. The 2015-16 academic year tuition is $1,950 per course.

Last updated Nov 2017

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