Executive Master of Taxation (EMTAX) Admission & Application Process

The Office of Executive Education reviews candidate applications on an individual basis looking at both quantitative and qualitative aspects of an applicant's professional and academic background. While there is no specific deadline, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure admission into the program by early mid-July for the Fall semester, and late mid-April for the Summer semester. Our EMTAX program is on a rolling admission cycle, and qualified candidates may apply a year in advance of the semester start.

Program Start Dates

  • Summer semester begins May 11, 2024
  • Fall semester begins August 24, 2024

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution; no accounting or business prerequisites are required
  • GPA approximately 3.0 or higher over the last 60 undergraduate degree credits
  • Professional CV/Resume
  • GMAT/GRE (waived for qualified applicants)
  • If applicable, evidence of professional certifications relevant to the accounting profession
  • Additional documents may be requested by the admissions committee 

Complete the Departmental Supplemental Application

Complete the departmental application (at no cost) at applynow.fau.edu and upload the following: 

Item 1: Current CV/Resume 

Item 2: Unofficial transcript(s) or transcript evaluation to cover at least the last 60 credits of your undergraduate degree (not required for FAU students).

If you are only able to request official transcripts, electronic transcripts are preferred and accepted when requested through official third-party services, such as Parchment, eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, etc. The recipient should be gcadmissions@fau.edu. If electronic transcripts are not available, please have the registrar of each institution attended send your official sealed transcript directly to the address below.  

  • Florida Atlantic University, Graduate College, SU-80, Room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA 

Decision and Next Steps

After a thorough review of the supplemental documents, the admissions committee will advise on the following: 

  • Admission decision 
  • GMAT/GRE exams waiver qualification 
  • Number of courses required based on educational background 
  • Next steps based on the committee’s decision 

If accepted, an email will be sent to you with the link to complete the official FAU Graduate Application and pay the $30 application fee. Official sealed transcript(s) are required for the formal decision. 

Additional Information


GMAT/GRE scores are not required if the last 60 credits of the undergraduate degree are 3.0 or higher. However, if you fall below the required 3.0 GPA, the academic committee may request additional documents such as:
  • GMAT or GRE scores 
  • 1-2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose explaining the low GPA and what you expect to gain from the program
  • Advanced degrees, and/or certifications (CPA, CFA, CFE, CMA, EA) if applicable 

English Proficiency Exam

Non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of proficiency in English from: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo. Please note, applicants are responsible for making arrangements to schedule the test(s).  

The minimum College of Business requirements:

  • TOEFL scores: 600 (Paper-Based Test) or 100 (Internet Based Test) 
    • FAU's school code is 5229 
  • IELTS scores:  7.0 
  • Duolingo scores:  110

The Duolingo English proficiency test, much like TOEFL or IELTS, is online-based and can be taken anywhere, anytime at https://englishtest.duolingo.com/. Once completed, please ensure the scores are sent to gcadmissions@fau.edu. Official FAU English Language Proficiency Regulation 4.009. Non-Native speakers of English are not required to submit proof of English language proficiency if they meet one of the following: 

  • Completion of at least three years of secondary education from a high school based in a country where English is the majority native-speaking language, or where English is the primary language of instruction starting in the primary grades. 
  • Completion of at least three years of secondary education from a high school based in the United States or abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English. 
  • Completion of at least sixty (60) post-secondary credits or an associate degree or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited postsecondary institution or from a recognized post-secondary institution abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English 


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