Program Requirements

Receive tax accounting specialization

The tax accounting certificate is a 12-hour program requiring completion of courses directly relating to individual and corporate taxation.

To receive your certificate in tax accounting, you must take the following courses:

Certificate in Tax Accounting

Kimberly Church, Graduate Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 439, Phone: 417-836-5678
Email: Accountancy@MissouriState.edu
Website: MissouriState.edu/SOA

Gregory Tapis, Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 444, Phone: 417-836-5678
Email: GregoryTapis@MissouriState.edu
Website: MissouriState.edu/SOA

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.

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 Code Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 721 Advanced Tax Accounting 3 hrs
ACC 726 Regulation Issues for Accountants 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.