The University of Akron - UAkron Online

Master of Tax

(MTax) Direct

100% online

Same expert faculty as in-person classes


About the program

The Master of Taxation (MTax) program is a professional degree in the College of Business (CoB) School of Accountancy. It provides intensive training for individuals planning to enter the field, and for experienced accountants and attorneys.

Gain conceptual, technical and professional knowledge that will enable you to examine and understand many aspects of the tax structure. The curriculum focuses on federal and state taxation, tax research, communication skills and tax planning. All classes are taught live by experts in the field.

Student Testimonial

"My experience with the University of Akron MTax online program was wonderful. Taking the courses fully online allowed me the flexibility to keep my full-time job and work on getting my master’s degree at the same time. The way the classes were structured and how the course materials were taught allowed for real-world experiential learning. The professors all had professional work experience in the areas they were teaching, and they brought this expertise into the classroom. Although the courses were all online and I did not get to meet my professors in person I still got to know them quite well. Through the coursework, they integrated several interactive projects and learning activities to help involve all students to create a collaborative environment. I would highly recommend this program for anyone who is looking to earn a Master’s in Taxation while maintaining the flexibility to continue to work."

~ Rosemarie Amore, Huntington National Bank, Wealth Planner (MTax 2023)

Why Akron?

  • Convenience — Sessions are interactive and delivered live through a laptop or mobile device. Note: This program requires some synchronous courses.
  • Expert Instructors — Learn from highly experienced CPAs and attorneys with expertise in tax.
  • Practical Emphasis — The program is practice-oriented, offering in-depth knowledge that can be applied immediately.
  • Reputation — For more than 45 years, we have enjoyed a reputation for excellence among employers, who compete for our graduates.
  • Flexibility — The program accommodates the schedules of tax professionals and is customizable to focus on specialized areas.
  • Efficient — Complete the program part time, in less than 2 years.

Admission requirements

Admission to MTax requires an undergraduate degree in accounting or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. If you lack either degree, you may become eligible for admission by successfully completing two foundation courses online:

  • Financial Accounting (ACCT:601) and
  • Federal Taxation (ACCT:627) or Business Entity Taxation (ACCT:531)
    • J.D. applicants without prior coursework in tax and accounting are advised to take these courses prior to starting the program.

While attorneys and CPAs do not need to submit a GMAT score, other applicants must achieve a satisfactory GMAT score (500 or better is preferred) for admission. Applicants may substitute a GRE, LSAT, PCAT or MCAT score for the GMAT. This requirement is waived through admission to the Fall 2024 semester.

Test waivers may be granted for students holding an advanced degree, or for those with three or more years of work experience after the conferral of a bachelor's degree. Contact us to learn more about the waiver request process.

In addition to the test scores or waiver, other admission requirements include:

  • statement of purpose
  • resume