Program Director: Dr. Qianhua Ling, Ph.D.
MS in Accounting website
Master of Science in Accounting, Plan B Non-Thesis option only.
The master of science in accounting (M.S.A.) program is designed to provide students with the broad range of skills that successful accounting professionals need in today's complex and changing business environment. Courses emphasize technical knowledge in the functional areas of accounting, stress communication skills and promote awareness of the accountant's ethical and social responsibilities. The M.S.A. program meets the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) requirement for individual membership in that organization, and eligibility to take the CPA examination. The M.S.A. program is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International) and reflects the high standards and expectations of that accreditation.
Prerequisites for Admission
Admission to the M.S.A. program requires:
- a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting or equivalent undergraduate course work preferred;
- an acceptable record of academic achievement at the bachelor's level, with a GPA of at least 2.750, and in any previous graduate course work;
- acceptable scores on required admission tests, if required; and
- an overall composite profile of admission data (including an evaluation of previous work experience) that predicts success in the program.
Application requirements and the online application link are available through the GSM website.
Note: Students may apply for regular degree, non-degree or temporary non-degree status. Non-degree applicants and temporary non-degree applicants must submit all required application materials, except the GMAT/GRE scores. Non-degree and temporary non-degree status are not available to international students. International applicants must apply for regular degree admission status.
Students are encouraged to complete all application materials and apply for degree status. Non-degree status and temporary non-degree status are valid for a term or limited number of terms as approved by the program director. Students with non-degree or temporary non-degree status are not eligible to continue taking GSM classes beyond the time frame the approved term(s) without degree admission. Typically, non-degree admission is not recommended in the M.S.A. program.