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The 9-month Master of Taxation and Data Analytics (MTax) program from ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business deepens and broadens your knowledge of taxation and opens doors to top hiring firms. A data and analytics emphasis, case-based courses and team assignments accelerate your learning and prepare you for the profession. Our partnership with Surgent CPA Review will provide you an excellent foundation for CPA exam prep, meaning you can study for, take, and pass the exam while still in the program.

Program overview

The School of Accountancy is highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and you'll learn from esteemed faculty who bring decades of real-world experience into each class. And with a recent $15 million investment by the W. P. Carey Foundation to bolster career services, you'll have more access to resources, coaching, and employers.


Explore the discipline in greater depth than you could in an accounting master’s with a tax concentration: Five of the 10 courses are deep, technical, and tax-driven. Plus, you have the option to add two more tax courses with applied electives. Individualized attention and development are hallmarks of the master’s in taxation and data analytics program, with small class sizes, mentorship opportunities with program alumni, and a supportive community of students sitting for the CPA exam while completing their degree.

Learn more about the MTax curriculum


Prerequisites must be taken at an accredited institution. Audit or pass/fail courses are not acceptable. If you have questions regarding meeting the prerequisite requirements, please contact the admission and recruitment team or your admission advisor.

  • Uses of Accounting Info I/Intro to Financial Accounting (ACC 231/232)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I/External Reporting I (ACC 340)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II/External Reporting II (ACC 440)
  • Taxes and Business Decisions (ACC 430)

The Pathway Program is for students with non-Accountancy undergraduate majors (including ASU's corporate accounting major) who are interested in obtaining a MACC or MTax degree. The Pathway Program provides students a "shortcut" to complete the prerequisite courses. The amount of time it takes for a student to complete the classes is dependent on the classes the student needs and the rate the student takes classes. If your Pathway application is approved, you would need to apply to ASU as a non-degree seeking graduate student. Please note, non-degree seeking is a part-time student status which does not qualify for financial aid or a student visa.

CPA test prep

Thanks to a W. P. Carey partnership with industry leader Surgent CPA Review, you can access a suite of CPA exam prep materials, even before your first class, and at no additional cost! That means you can prepare for and pass the CPA exam while still enrolled in the master’s program, making you a more competitive applicant for opportunities in the short term and providing you a great foundation for the rest of your career.


Learn from dedicated, passionate teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. As world-renowned researchers and experts who consult companies around the globe, W. P. Carey faculty bring learning to life. W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and NPR.

View our directory to learn more about esteemed faculty members of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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