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.

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 are expected to have an undergraduate degree in accounting. Students without an undergraduate degree in accounting, need to have a foundation of 12 hours of undergraduate accounting coursework (see below) to be prepared for graduate accounting program and the CPA exam. 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.

The 12 undergraduate credits hours (with a grade of B or better) are: ACCT 3302 Cost, ACCT 3303 Intermediate I, ACCT 4305 Tax I, ACCT 4324 Audit

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, and Internal Revenue Code.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by examining and evaluating alternative solutions to accounting problems.
  • Display ability to critically evaluate ethical issues in accounting.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate technical content clearly and concisely.

Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the MS Accounting program by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:

  • Successful admission to graduate school.

Master of Science - Accounting Program Requirements

ACCT 5305Accounting Theory3
FIN 5307Financial Management3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 5355International Accounting3
ACCT 5365Accounting Research Seminar3
ACCT 5370Auditing Seminar3
ACCT 5375Tax Research3
ACCT 5395Current Topics in Accounting3
ACCT 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours30