|Department/School||School of Accounting and Finance|
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Admit term(s)||Fall (September - December)|
|Application and document submission deadline(s)||
April 1 (for admission in September)
|Delivery mode||Off-campus (downtown Toronto), Online|
|Program type||Master's, Professional|
|Length of program||20 months (full-time)|
|Registration option(s)||Full-time, Part-time|
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- Students from a wide variety of backgrounds are welcome.
- Successful completion of a four-year Honours Degree, or equivalent, with at least a 75% average is required or a three-year Degree, or equivalent, with at least a 75% average, 8 years of Canadian tax-related work experience showing career advancement and a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 550, or equivalent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score using ETS's GRE Comparison Table for Business Schools.
- A one page statement detailing your interest in the Master of Taxation program.
- Students will be assessed by an Admissions Committee. Students who are lacking the necessary fundamentals of Canadian income taxation and accounting to begin work in the tax field will be required to successfully complete TAX 600 Introductory Tax and Accounting for MTax Students, a course covering these areas.
- An interview may also be required
- GMAT may be required.
- Detailing the student's previous work experience
- Supplementary information form (SIF)
- The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
- If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
- Two references are required, at least one academic
- Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
- TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25, IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5).
How much will it cost?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements on the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- This ground-breaking program is offered through the University of Waterloo with two study options: full-time studies take place in downtown Toronto, while part-time students learn in our real-time virtual learning space
- Review the Master of Taxation website to see information specific to your program of interest