Students must complete seven required graduate accounting courses and three electives in order to graduate with the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA). Additionally, at the time of graduation, students must obtain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in their graduate work.

Required Courses (3 credit hours each*)

  • ACC 602            Business Ethics for Accounting Professionals
  • ACC 630            Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACC 632            International Accounting
  • ACC 640            Tax Research
  • ACC 642            Taxation of Business Entities
  • ACC 650            Accounting Analytics
  • ACC 652            Advanced Audit and Assurance Services

Elective courses (3 credit hours each*)

Students choose three of the following courses:

  • ACC 641            Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • ACC 643            Taxation of Flow-Through Entities
  • ACC 645            Issues in Tax Policy and Special Topics
  • ACC 651            Principles of Fraud Investigation
  • ACC 653            Information Technology and Risk Control
  • ACC 655            Internal Auditing

A student can elect to have one elective from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Management program rather than taking all three electives in accounting. The selected elective course must be approved by the faculty coordinators of each respective program.

* Credit hours = semester hours