Master of Science in Accounting


The Master of Science in accounting degree program provides a tailored educational experience that encourages:

  • A globally oriented, interdisciplinary focus
  • A balanced conceptual and pragmatic approach
  • Development of written and oral communication skills
  • Refinement of research and analytical skills that results in enhanced decision-making abilities
  • A commitment to lifelong learning

The accounting program is a leader in developing the professional skills needed to deliver the core services the Institute of Certified Public Accountants identifies as fundamental to the future of the profession. Students are offered a choice among seven concentrations that relate to these core services, including financial planning and analysis, assurance services, taxation services, international services, management consulting, software management and information management.

NOTE: To apply for this degree program, an undergraduate business degree is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Accounting

Catalog page: MS

Other program information:

The University of Texas at Dallas now offers this degree program at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) in McKinney.

MS in Accounting Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent, as determined by the dean of graduate studies

Test score required: Yes

A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required. Exceptions can be made to the GMAT/GRE requirement for any student with a 3.6 or greater GPA based on the last 60 credit hours at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited undergraduate institution. These exceptions will be made based on a holistic review by the admissions committee of their work experience and academic performance.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply. International applications are due May 1 and all U.S. applications by July 1.


Mary Guan
(972) 883-5031
800 W. Campbell Road SM20 
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JSOM 4.421

Possible Careers

Management accounting in public or private sector; financial planner; financial analyst; software management; accountant/auditor; and other careers in taxation and auditing services

Upon completion of the MS in Accounting degree program, students may sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, provided they meet the requirements.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.