Admission to the Master of Accountancy in Taxation program

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Ideal candidates for the program, which is administered on a part-time basis, should hold a bachelor's or master's degree with an accounting background, or have practiced in the area of taxation. Candidates must meet the admissions requirements of Rutgers Business School including a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

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Application Deadlines

Spring Term January 2
Summer Term May 1
 Fall Term August 1


Tuition and Fees
(2017 - 2018)

Part-Time Students:
Tuition - Per credit, New Jersey Residents $1,097
Tuition - Per credit, Out of State Residents $1,904
Campus Fee (Per Semester) $290.25
Computer Fee (Subject to Credit Hours) $81 - $156
NJPIRG Fee (Optional Fee) $5.50
School Fee $167.50
  • Employees on temporary work visas: New Jersey residency regulations do not recognize temporary work visas (H1) as evidence of residency; thus you will be paying out of state tuition. However, you can apply for a reduced tuition rate by following the instructions here.


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Application Checklist

In addition to the Online Application, applicants must complete the following:


1. Application fee (non-refundable) of $70

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Do not send cash. This can also be paid online via a credit card.

The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants. If you fall into this category, please e-mail Yulissa Ortiz at PRIOR to submitting your application and send her a copy of your DD 214 form or a copy of your military ID card. Do NOT include your social security number when e-mailing the form. Please block it out prior to sending.


2. Official Transcripts

Applicants must mail in an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

For Rutgers graduates, please note that even though you are applying to Rutgers as an alumnus, you still need to contact the Registrar's office and request your official transcript be mailed to our office.


3. GMAT/GRE Test Results

Test results are NOT required.


4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

You must submit the TOEFL or PTE Academic test if your native language is not English. Not required of students who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or other English speaking countries (Canada, England, etc...).

  1. TOEFL code: B355
  2. IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below).
  3. PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 68 on PTE Academic.


5. You must provide two letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation can either be submitted through the online application or they can be mailed to our office directly by the recommender on company letterhead.


6. Submit your current resume

This can be done through the online application.


7. Essay

You must select 1 of the 3 essay topics below. The essay will be submitted through the online application.

Essay topics:

  • (a) Describe a professional ethical dilemma you have faced and how you resolved it
  • (b) Explain what you have learned from your experience as a member of a team whose project was not completed successfully
  • (c) Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you added value to your organization

Additional/Optional Essay - provide any additional information not addressed elsewhere in your application materials which will help the Admissions Committee learn more about your candidacy. Please address any employment gaps, academic concerns, strengths or weaknesses.


8. International Applicants

International students (those seeking an F-1 visa) are not eligible for this program.


Mailing Address to Submit Transcripts

Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Washington Park, 6th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102



If you have any questions, please contact the RBS Graduate Admissions office at (973) 353-1234 or