Master of Science in Accounting

This 30 hour program further prepares students for careers in public, industrial, and not-for-profit accounting through advanced study in financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, and accounting systems. It also is a foundation for entrance into doctoral programs and other professional studies.

Foundation Courses

The graduate programs build on the students' technical competence in undergraduate accounting and business courses. To provide a background for successful study at the graduate level, a series of foundation courses or their equivalents must be completed before enrolling in courses for graduate credit.

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Degree Requirements

The degree requirements is an overview of courses required to complete the degree program.

Degree Requirements


Concentrations in specialized fields of study can be obtained under the non-tax Master of Science program. Each concentration consists of 3 or 4 specific courses. These courses fill the required accounting or non-accounting electives in the Master's programs; thus, no additional hours of course work are required to obtain a concentration. 

Course concentrations can be achieved in three areas:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Finance
Concentration requirements