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In one year of classes and on a campus just two miles off Exit 41 on the L.I.E., qualified students can earn an M.S. in Accounting or and M.S. in Taxation through the high-quality instruction and small classes offered by SUNY College at Old Westbury’s School of Business.

The M.S. in Taxation
Being offered for the first time in fall 2007, the M.S. in Taxation expands the portfolio of skills of its students beyond financial accounting, preparing them to meet the growing demand of private, public, not-for-profit and government organizations for professionals with up-to-date knowledge of Federal, State, and International taxation issues.

The M.S. in Accounting
The Old Westbury M.S. in Accounting prepares its graduates to lead in a financial world constantly impacted by the need for skilled professionals in assurance services, consulting services, financial planning, and the globalization of markets.

Each program offers separate tracks for accounting professionals and for those with other backgrounds and each is designed to meet the state’s 150-credit hour requirement, enabling graduates to sit for the certified public accountancy examination.

Basis for Admission   top
Admission into the MS in Accounting program is available for students applying for matriculated status only. To be admitted, applicants must:

  • Have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Possess an official GMAT exam score report dated within the past two years. Admission into the MS in Accounting program is based on a formula that considers the GMAT score and the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (GPA). The combination of the weighted GPA in addition to the GMAT score must equal 1100 or higher. The formula to calculate admission is as follows:

200 X undergraduate GPA + GMAT must = 1100
AND a minimum GMAT score of 500 is required

  • Submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation are required for admission - one from a professor at an undergraduate institution of record and the other from an employer/business associate. See the application packet for details.
  • Complete a Personal Statement, as outlined in the application packet.
  • Present appropriate documentation verifying that they are in full compliance with the New York State immunization requirements

There may be a few extenuating circumstances that prompt the Graduate Admission Committee to review applicants with alternative credentials such as other graduate degrees, certificates or licenses. The Graduate Admission Committee will review these cases and decisions will be made on an individual basis.

International applicants (F-1) must also submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper exam) or 213 (computer exam).

Application Options
There are three options for applying for a graduate program:

  1. Graduate applications may be completed by using our online graduate application. This application will be electronically submitted to the Graduate Admission Office. The application can be saved and filled out in stages. Upon completion of the online form a confirmation page will appear with instructions for submitting your signature and application payment. A $50 application fee must be submitted to complete the admission process. The remaining portions of the application (reference letters, transcripts and test scores) should be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office.
  2. A copy of the application packet and required forms can be downloaded from the links listed below.
    • Application instructions
    • Application
    • Application essay
    • Application checklist
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Financial Aid Information
  3. Applications may also be received by request via email, phone or mail. All inquires should be addressed to:

    Graduate Admissions Office
    The College at Old Westbury
    PO Box 307
    Old Westbury, New York 11568-0210
    Telephone: 516.876.3073
    E-mail address: enroll@oldwestbury.edu

Transcripts  top
All applicants must submit an official copy of every transcript from every institution of higher education ever attended. The transcripts must be mailed to:

Graduate Admissions
Office of Enrollment Services
SUNY College at Old Westbury
PO Box 307
Old Westbury, New York 11568-0210

Photocopies, faxed copies or student copies are not considered official. If college transcripts are from institutions outside the United States, an official copy (in the original language) must be sent to the Graduate Admission Office at the College at Old Westbury. An official translation/evaluation by World Education Services (WES) or Office of International Education Services (AACRAO) must also be submitted.

Applicants with education outside the United States are also encouraged to supply a college catalog or course syllabus that reflects the academic content for each course. This will facilitate the admissions evaluation process.

Medical Requirements  top
All students must submit appropriate documentation verifying that they are in full compliance with the New York State immunization requirements. Students not in full compliance will not be allowed to register for classes.

Immunization requirements include:

Measles:
Two doses of live measles vaccine administered after one year of age and after 1968: or physician's documentation of having measles; or a blood test showing immunity.

Mumps
One dose of live mumps vaccine administered after one year of age and after 1969; or physician's documentation of having had mumps; or a blood test showing immunity.

Rubella (German Measles)
One dose of live rubella vaccine administered after one year of age and after 1969; or a blood test showing immunity.

Please submit medical documentation to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Application Deadlines  top
The application for admission and all documents must be submitted by the appropriate deadline. The deadline for the Fall semester is June 15. Incomplete applications will not be processed for admission. Completed applications received after the deadline will be processed on a space available basis.

If you have any questions about the application process please feel free to contact the Graduate Admissions Office.

Facts & Figures  top

Here is a complete list of SUNY College at Old Westbury's tuition and fees schedule for the graduate program. The rates listed here are per semester and the program is offered through three semesters annually.

The College requires an application fee of $50 which is non-refundable.

New York State Residents
FULL-TIME (12 credits or more) per semester
Tuition $3,450.00
College Fee $12.50
Technology Fee $100.00
Health Service Fee $70.00
Student Government Fee $53.00
Total $3,695.50
   
Out of State and International Residents
FULL-TIME (12 credits or more) per semester
Tuition $5,250.00
College Fee $12.50
Technology Fee $100.00
Health Service Fee $70.00
Student Government Fee $63.00
Total for U.S. Citizens/Non-NYS Residents $5,495.50
International Student Health Insurance Fee $687.50
Total for International Students $6,183.00
   
New York State Residents
PART-TIME (11 credits or less) per semester
Tuition $288.00/credit
College Fee $.85/credit
Technology Fee $8.00/credit
Health Service Fee $6.00/credit
Student Government Fee $41.50
   
Out of State and International Residents
PART-TIME (11 credits or less) per semester
Tuition $438.00/credit
College Fee $.85/credit
Technology Fee $8.00/credit
Health Services Fee $6.00/credit
Student Government Fee $41.50
   
Residential Housing fees per semester
Available for full-time students only
Room $2,729.50
Domitory Damage $50.00
Common Area Damage Deposit $25.00
Key and Mailbox Deposit $35.00
Meal Plan $1,145.00
Total Residential Costs (per semester) $3,984.50
   
Summary of per semester costs
Total costs for in-state commuter $3,695.50
Total costs for out-of-state commuter $5,495.50
   
Total costs for in-state residential student $7,680.00
Total costs for an out-of-state residential student $9.480.00
Total costs for international residential student $10,167.50

Please note that all charges are subject to change without prior notice. These figures do not reflect any potential increases in tuition that are currently being discussed in the New York State Legislature.

Contact Us  top

Graduate Admissions
Office of Enrollment Services
SUNY College at Old Westbury
PO Box 307
Old Westbury, New York 11568-0210
Telephone: 516.876.3073
E-mail address: enroll@oldwestbury.edu


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