The Master of Science in Accounting program provides an advanced business education that offers a number of unique features and benefits:

  • Competency-based curriculum: A combination of core courses, electives and leadership development opportunities helps students develop and deepen the competencies needed to be successful in an accounting career. Students gain knowledge of financial statement analysis, the marketing of professional services, public policy, financial markets, information systems and the impact of technology on accounting and business.
  • A focus on developing personal skills: The MS Accounting program challenges students to improve their leadership, communication, teamwork and critical thinking skills.
  • Specialization: Students have the opportunity to specialize in audit or taxation.
  • Preparation to pass the CPA examination: Our students’ pass rate on the CPA examination consistently exceeds the national average.

Prerequisites: The MS Accounting program is primarily designed for students who have undergraduate degrees in accounting. Exceptional candidates from other disciplines, however, may be considered for admission.

Coursework: This degree program, which does not require a thesis, involves 37-39 hours of coursework.

CPA preparation and examination: Students will complete Texas’ 150-hour educational requirement for the CPA examination upon completion of their degree program. MS Accounting students also have the option to take a review course and complete most sections of the CPA exam during their final semester of coursework.