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Taxation Track - Proposed 2019

MS in Accounting

The Taxation Track is designed for students with various educational backgrounds seeking a career in taxation as well as to obtain sufficient accounting credit hours to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam in the state of Texas.

Program prerequisite (1 semester credit hour)

  • MAS 6102 Professional Development (Can be waived if ACCT 6388 is chosen as an elective)

Common Core (9 semester credit hours)

  • ACCT 6330 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 6331 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 6332 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Electives (12 semester credit hours)

  • ACCT 6333 Advanced Financial Reporting
  • ACCT 6334 Auditing
  • ACCT 6335 Ethics for Professional Accountants
  • ACCT 6365 Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting

Track-related Core (15 semester credit hours)

  • ACCT 6350 Fundamentals of Taxation I
  • ACCT 6353 Fundamentals of Taxation II
  • ACCT 6354 Partnership Taxation or ACCT 6367 Multijurisdictional Taxation
  • ACCT 6356 Tax Research
  • ACCT 6370 Business Law

Note: These curriculum changes are still pending full UT Dallas Academic Governance approval for the fall 2019 catalog. Students on the current degree plan may opt into the new degree plan after the catalog is officially published in the summer by completing the Change of Catalog Form with their graduate advisor. If students opt into the new degree plan, they may not revert to the prior degree plan.

As accounting students, you can enrich your curricular experience by engaging with a variety of mentors, including peer, faculty and industry mentors. Students also can engage with each other and with industry representatives through a variety of student organizations focused on accounting.

Accounting Student Organizations
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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Through ProConnect, a project program the Jindal School Accounting Area offers, 222 MS in Accounting students had the opportunity to gain from experiential learning by providing consulting services to 53 firms in the Dallas Metroplex during academic year 2017-2018.

Job titles and salaries associated with this track*

  • Tax Accountant $52,000 – $65,557
  • Tax Associate $48,000 – $54,182
  • Tax Analyst $46,000 – $59,913
  • Tax Advisor $26,000 – $164,000
  • Tax Consultant $16,000 – $148,000
  • International Tax Consultant $30,000 – $150,000
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Associate $45,000 – $59,000
  • Tax Specialist $45,000 – $57,000
  • Transfer Pricing Associate $30,000 – $126,000


  • Students sit for the CPA exam.

National median salary (Salary range)**

  • $52,000 – $62,250

Want to learn more about employment, internships and hiring companies?

MS in Accounting Career Outcomes

* Source for full-time job and salary information: Glassdoor.com

** Sources for Salary and job information: NACE Salary Survey – Fall 2018, Robert Half 2019 Salary Guide, Financial Additions Salary Guide for DFW, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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