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 essential for providing the core accounting services across various fields, including corporate accounting, assurance services, taxation, internal audit, government/nonprofit, 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.

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Career Options

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.

Program Options

MS Accounting Flex allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace and tailor their degree according to their career goals by selecting electives from various fields. Courses are offered in the daytime, evenings and online. Admission to the program occurs in fall, spring and summer semesters. MS Accounting Cohort 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.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

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

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.