M.S. Accounting


The Master of Science in Accounting degree is a 30-credit-hour program that provides the coursework needed for students looking to meet the requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the CPA Exam and advance their careers in accounting.  The degree can also serve as a step towards a doctoral degree in accounting.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, and Internal Revenue Code.

  2. Demonstrate critical thinking by examining and evaluating alternative solutions to accounting problems.

  3. Display ability to critically evaluate ethical issues in accounting.

  4. Demonstrate ability to communicate technical content clearly and concisely.

Master of Science - Accounting Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Accounting (MS Accounting) program is designed to develop the student’s leadership, decision-making, and critical-thinking abilities. Students entering the program should have an undergraduate degree in accounting or students without an undergraduate degree in accounting must complete the undergraduate courses necessary to be prepared for graduate courses. Students in the MS Accounting program gain extensive experience in the research, analysis, documentation, and communication or real-world problems in accounting and taxation. The faculty strive to prepare graduate accounting students for career opportunities and to compete effectively in global business.

Courses that are common to all emphases may be applied to all. At least 30 hours are required for the degree.

Required Courses
ACCT 5305Accounting Theory3
ACCT 5355International Accounting3
MGMT 5350Project Management3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5370Auditing Seminar3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 5365Accounting Research Seminar3
ACCT 5375Tax Research Seminar3
ACCT 5395Current Topics in Accounting3
ACCT 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours30