Statistics published annually by the NASBA reveal that Gonzaga Master of Science in Taxation (MS.Tax) students consistently perform significantly above the national average on all sections of the CPA exam.
- 82.4% first-time CPA pass rate
- #10 first-time CPA pass rate in the country (large programs)
- #1 first-time CPA pass rate on the west coast
To sit for the CPA examination, Washington state requires candidates to obtain 150 semester credit hours of acceptable educational preparation. Gonzaga offers both the M.Acc and MS.Tax degrees tailored for students who wish to satisfy the 150-hour requirement and earn a graduate degree to enhance their knowledge base and career opportunities. Both the M.Acc and MS.Tax curricula integrate material covered on the CPA examination, further preparing students for success.