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 program prepares leaders to develop the professional skills identified by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants deemed as essential for providing the core accounting services across various fields, including corporate accounting, assurance services, taxation, internal audit, government/non-profit, and ERP/SAP systems. Upon completion of the program, students may be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam, provided they meet the requirements of each state’s board of public accountancy.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Accounting

Catalog page: MS

Other program information:

The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers two options for students:

MS Accounting Flex
The flex program allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace. Admission to the program occurs in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Learn more

MS Accounting Cohort
The cohort program is a two-year program in which students take all courses together as a cohort. Admission to the program occurs only in the Fall semester. Learn more

MS in Accounting Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent. An undergraduate business degree is not required; all undergraduate majors are welcome.

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.


Mary Guan
(972) 883-5031
Director, MS Accounting Flex Program
800 W. Campbell Road SM20

Steve Solcher
(972) 883-5895
Assistant Director, MS Accounting Cohort Program
Office: JSOM 3.619

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions in various fields such as: Management accounting in public or private sectors, financial planner, financial analyst, and other careers in taxation and external/internal 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.