Accountancy

Master of Science

(30 Credit Hours)

Accountancy

The Master of Science in Accountancy degree program includes 30 credit hours of coursework and consists of two main tracks: (1) Financial Reporting and Assurance and (2) Taxation. An optional international track that supplements the two main tracks includes our summer European Study Abroad trip to London, Venice, and Florence. While the 2020 pandemic has disrupted travel, we plan to resume the study abroad program in the future.

Among the unique features of the program is the thesis system which allows students to gain invaluable knowledge in specific topics germane to their intended areas of practice. The fall thesis is written in the context of the required ACCT 500- Accounting Theory course followed by a spring thesis in the required ACCT 599-Contemporary Accountancy Issues.

Full-time students who wish to finish the program in 10 months must complete 12 hours in the fall and spring semesters and 6 hours in the summer. Full-time students may enter the program either in the summer or fall.

Students who enter the program mid-year (spring semester) should be able to complete the program in roughly 17 months in a spring, summer, fall, spring sequence.

Part-time students will work with the Director to develop a plan of study.

The curriculum prepares graduates for positions in public accounting, industry and government. Our program is centered on four learning objectives aimed at ensuring the professional success of our students, including:

  • A Broadened Perspective
  • Specialized Technical Skills and Knowledge
  • Professional Ethics
  • Effective Communication

Students completing the program will meet the education requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in most states.

Admissions Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA with an A/B average. Undergraduate Accounting GPA of 3.0.
  • Optional: a competitive standardized test score (GMAT preferred).
  • Reference List. Three (3) required.
  • Cover Letter/Statement of Goals.
  • Resume.
  • Interview.
  • English Proficiency Exam, TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo (International students only).

For more information, please view the catalog

Tuition

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Application Deadlines

Fall
Priority: January 15
Final: July 1

Spring
Priority: November 1
Final: December 1

Summer
Priority: January 15
Final: April 1

Contact Information

Mike Braswell
program director
843.953.2300

Additional Information