Program Director: Katherine Gunny
Whether you are considering CPA licensure or just looking to accelerate your accounting career, a Master of Science in Accounting will help you achieve your goals. The coursework gives students the technical accounting competencies and critical thinking skills necessary to support a successful career in all accounting areas including public or private accounting, nonprofit, government, or tax.
We offer a 4+1 program that allows our current undergraduate accounting students to pursue the master of science degree, if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the Intermediate series (ACCT 3220 Intermediate Financial Accounting I, ACCT 3230 Intermediate Financial Accounting II, and ACCT 3320 Intermediate Cost Accounting), without taking the GMAT test. Students are also allowed to replace two undergraduate required accounting courses with two graduate accounting courses. If you are interested, please contact the Business School Advising team.
The MS accounting degree consists of 30 required hours + 9 hours of prerequisites that may be waived based on prior coursework.
Accounting Prerequisites: (9 Hours)
The MS in accounting requires completion of the following accounting prerequisites.
Required Prerequisite Courses (advisor will evaluate transcript for possible waivers, grades must be a C or better to be considered for possible waiver):
|Required Prerequisite Courses|
|ACCT 6031||Intermediate Financial Accounting I 1||3|
|ACCT 6032||Intermediate Financial Accounting II 2||3|
|ACCT 6140||Fundamentals of Federal Income Tax 3||3|
Equivalent undergraduate course: ACCT 3220 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Equivalent undergraduate course: ACCT 3230 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Equivalent undergraduate course: ACCT 4410 Fundamentals of Federal Income Tax
Accounting Core: (24 Hours)
Students may not receive graduate credit for undergraduate coursework and may not retake any course successfully completed at the undergraduate level with a grade of "C" or better. An advisor will evaluate prior coursework to determine possible substitutions.
|ACCT 6020||Auditing Theory||3|
|ACCT 6024||Advanced Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 6054||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCT 6150||Taxation of Business Entities||3|
|ACCT 6250||Seminar: Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 6260||Seminar: Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 6280||Accounting Ethics||3|
|ACCT 6620||Seminar: Auditing and Other Assurance Services||3|
Accounting Electives: (6 Hours)
Choose two from the following courses (unless otherwise noted, all courses are 3 credit hours):
|Select two of the following:||6|
Any ACCT 6000 course or higher
|Accounting for Government and Nonprofit Organizations|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|Taxation of C Corporations and Shareholders|
|Advanced Tax for Individuals|
|Issues in Oil and Gas Accounting|