The Master of Accounting in Tax Accounting at Nova Southeastern University provides you with a foundation in advanced accounting skills. You’ll learn how to communicate complex tax law to clients, perform appeals, identify potential liabilities on balance sheets, and more. Our curriculum is guided by faculty with professional accounting experience outside of the classroom as tax advisors, attorneys, and investigative agents.

You can take your career in tax accounting to the next level by becoming an enrolled agent, which is the highest credential awarded by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As an enrolled agent, you’ll have earned the privilege to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the three-part comprehensive IRS test, covering individual and business tax returns. You may also be qualified to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination, depending on your chosen electives. Obtaining either of these credentials will put you in a position to dominate your career. 

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Admission Deadlines:

Fall semester: August 1
Winter semester: December 1
Summer semester: May 1

  • Courses offered alternate weekends, limited weeknight offerings on the main campus and online.
  • Designed for working professionals in the field of accounting.
  • Students with limited accounting experience can complete foundation course requirements online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
  • Program begins three times annually with starts in August, January and May.
  • 30 credit hours (based on undergraduate degree).
  • International students on a F1 visa without a bachelor's degree in accounting may not be eligible for this program.

For more information about the program, please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admissions
(855) 815-3387
800-672-7223 ext. 25067

  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. 
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS).
  • Additional documents may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores. View additional admission information

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The following prerequisite courses are built into the M.Acc. core curriculum.

Program Prerequisite Course List
ACT 5001 Introductory Accounting
ACT 5004 Cost Accounting
ACT 5006 Intermediate Accounting I
ACT 5007 Intermediate Accounting II
ACT 5009 Advanced Accounting
ACT 5010 Auditing
ACT 5731 Accounting Information and Control Systems

Students have four options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administrated by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this option must complete the requirements within their first two semesters with HCBE. After the second semester, courses must be completed with HCBE. Official transcripts must be received by the office of Academic Advising one week prior to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.
  3. Complete the course with another regionally accredited institution. Students should obtain verification from an academic advisor regarding course equivalency at another institution. Students will need to supply a course description for initial evaluation. A course syllabus may be required if additional review is needed.
  4. Students in the Master of Accounting program who have an earned bachelor’s degree in accounting with grades of C or higher, from a regionally accredited institution and is a licensed CPA, can have the 10 year time limit waived for all prerequisite courses with the exception of ACT 5731.

Total credits: 30 Graduate Credit Hours

Program Core Course List
Core courses (15 Total Credits)
ACT 5713 Accounting Theory  
ACT 5721 Accounting Professional Ethics
ACT 5725 Financial Statement Analysis  
ACT 5730 Accounting Analytics  
TXX 5760 Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities and Property  


Program Concentration Course List
Taxation Courses (12 Total Credits)
TXX 5767 IRS Practice and Procedure  
TXX 5769 Tax Planning & Research  
TXX 5771 Partnership Taxation
TXX 5775 Corporate Taxation  


Program Electives Course List
Elective Courses (3 Total Credits)
Choose one from below.
ACT 5717 Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination
ACT 5733 Advanced Managerial Accounting I
ACT 5735 Controllership
ACT 5736 Internal and Operational Auditing
ACT 5741 Financial Reporting & Data Analytics
ACT 5742 Contemporary Accounting Issues in Business
ACT 5743 Data Analytics in Auditing
ACT 5744 Regulatory Issues for Accountants
ACT 5753 Fund Accounting
ACT 5780 Accounting Internship
ACT 5783 Modern Business Law for Accountants
ACT 5791 CPA Exam Review (Part 1 – FAR & AUD) (1.5 credits)
ACT 5792 CPA Exam Review (Part 2 – REG & BEC) (1.5 credits)
FIN 5130 Financial Management (department approval ONLY)
MGT 5105 Managing Org. Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World (department approval ONLY)
MKT 5125 Marketing Decisions for Managers (department approval ONLY)


Contact us for additional information or proceed to our Application for Admission.

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

This information is taken from Please check their Enrolled Agent Information Page for the latest requirements.

Follow these steps to become an enrolled agent:

  1. Obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
  2. Visit the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) web page to apply to take the test and review the SEE Candidate Information Bulletin and other useful information.
  3. Review SEE sample test questions and answers.
  4. Achieve passing scores on all 3 parts of the SEE.*
  5. Apply for enrollment and pay enrollment fee electronically at or by downloading Form 23 and mailing the completed form and a check to the IRS.
  6. Pass a tax compliance check to ensure that you have filed all necessary tax returns and there are no outstanding tax liabilities. This check is conducted on your behalf after submission of Form 23.

*Certain IRS employees, by virtue of past technical experience, are exempt from the exam requirement.

Once you become an enrolled agent you must:

To qualify as a candidate for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, the following requirements must be fulfilled (as quoted from the State of Florida website):

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, unless one is using the provisions of the foreign rule.

The Board accepts degrees from schools accredited by the following associations : Middle States Association, New England Association, North Central Association, Northwest Association, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Association of Independent Schools and Colleges who have been approved by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, and Canadian Schools who have been approved by their provincial educational bodies.

2. The accounting education program must consist of 36 semester hours of upper division accounting courses including coverage of tax, auditing, financial, and cost accounting. The business education program must consist of 39 semester hours of upper division general business courses with some exceptions. One micro-economics, one macro-economics, one statistics, one business law, and one introduction to computers course may be lower division. As part of the general business hours, applicants are required to have a total of six semester hours of business law courses which must cover contracts, torts, and the Uniform Commercial Code. Excess upper division accounting courses may be used to meet the General Business requirement. Elementary accounting classes are never acceptable for credit. Courses for non-accounting majors and any M.B.A. courses that are equivalent to elementary accounting are not accepted for this requirement.

Examination Dates

April - May

July - August

October - November

January - February



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