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MSAT—Taxation Track

Why you should choose the University of Hartford’s 100% online MSAT—Taxation Track


As a traditional, not-for-profit institution chartered in 1957, we are regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC). The University’s Barney School of Business has programmatic accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This means you can be assured the Barney School has high quality faculty, a relevant and challenging curriculum, and the intellectual climate to foster the skills that employers seek. Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide have the distinction of AACSB accreditation.


For just $640 per credit hour in the online MSAT program, you can obtain a quality education and master’s while completing your personal and professional goals.


Earning an online MSAT—Taxation Track degree is the ideal way to advance your career because it is built around your busy life in an engaging, vibrant, and diverse social network of experienced peers. With no required class or login times, our fully online model simplifies your ability to earn your degree, anytime, anywhere while leveraging powerful connections. With up to six start dates a year, students can begin the program at their convenience.

Our Values

At the University of Hartford, we are committed to community. We are an academic community that values integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility, and accomplishment. Our Barney School of Business offers a career-focused business education and is cited in the Oct. 2013 Random House/Princeton Review as one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools.

About our Online MS in Accounting and Taxation- Taxation Track

Our 100% online Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation (MSAT)—Taxation Track is designed for those who seek to develop or advance a career in taxation in industry, public accounting, or government. Course work focuses on taxation and covers the application of analytical tools for planning, controlling, and decision-making purposes. The program of study is customized for a range of individuals, including those who majored in accounting as an undergraduate who are looking to qualify for the CPA exam. The program also serves the needs of currently practicing accountants who have passed the CPA exam.

MSAT E-brochure (pdf)

Our online Masters in Accounting and Taxation consists of 30 credits, with the following 3-credit courses required:

AC 560 Taxation of Business Organizations
AC 774 Advanced Taxation of Pass-Through Entities
AC 776 Advanced Corporate Taxation
AC 783 Research in Taxation
AC 789 Seminar in Taxation

The remaining 15 credits are selected from an elective curriculum.

Online Program Specifics

The fully online MSAT—Taxation Track is designed specifically for working adults and provides the ultimate flexibility you are seeking. With three opportunities throughout the year to begin the program, you can start when it’s most convenient for you. Courses are seven weeks in length, and you complete one course at a time. You will typically graduate in two years.

Admission Requirements:

There are multiple ways to be admitted to this program. You must possess an official bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and ONE of the following:

  1. Master's degree from regionally accredited institution

  2. Passage of the CPA, CMA or state bar exam

  3. Graduation from an AACSB accredited school of business with GPA of 3.5 or better in both major and degree program (or 3.3 if University of Hartford graduate)

  4. GMAT score of 500 or better

  5. Substantial work experience (more than 5 years of strong financial analytical experience; requires an interview)

You must also have completed the following accounting core courses (or their equivalents) that are traditionally taught as part of an undergraduate accounting major:

  1. AC 210: Financial Accounting

  2. AC 211: Managerial Accounting

  3. AC 320, 321, and 322: Financial Reporting Theory I,II, III

  4. AC332: Cost Management

  5. AC 425: Federal Income Tax Concepts

  6. AC 430: Auditing Concepts and Problems

Applicants who have passed the CPA or CMA examination will receive an automatic waiver of the above undergraduate course requirements. Applicants who have not completed the undergraduate prerequisites listed above may take them at the start of the program. (MBA 612: Accounting Concepts satisfies AC 210 and ACC 211.)

Please direct any questions you have to 860.384.7494 or email

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you would like to get started with the financial aid process, please fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using the University of Hartford school code: 001422

Take the Next Step!

If you are ready to earn your MSAT—Taxation Track online, there are a few simple steps to get started:

  • complete our online application,
  • request official transcripts from your bachelor’s degree granting school and from any graduate institution you attended. Have transcripts sent to:

    University of Hartford
    Graduate Admissions Office/Online Programs Admission
    200 Bloomfield Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06117 USA
  • also submit:
    • A nonrefundable application fee of $50
    • A letter of intent (as explained in the application)
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Your Resume
    Applicants who have not earned a master’s degree and do not meet GPA requirements must submit:
    • Official GMAT test scores; OR
    • Proof of CPA/CMA/state bar exam passage; OR
    • Interview to determine sufficiency of professional work experience

Online MSAT—Taxation TRACK - Open Enrollment

The University of Hartford provides ongoing and open enrollment for the online MSAT—Taxation Track program to make the process as easy and convenient as possible. We’re ready to answer your questions and provide assistance to get you started, including reviewing application deadlines and start dates. Contact an admissions counselor today at 860.384.7494 or email

Apply now and be on your way to earning your MSAT–Taxation Track online.

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