The Master of Science in Accounting program is a two-semester, 30 credit hour program that typically is undertaken as a fifth year of study by students who have completed the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. The program is structured to develop and perfect technical, theoretical, and interpersonal skills required of accounting professionals. Upon completion of an undergraduate accounting degree and the Master of Science in Accounting program, the student will have satisfied the educational requirements for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in the state of Texas.

Requirements for the master's

Course of Study

Students are required to successfully complete a total of 30 credit hours over two semesters of graduate study. Courses may include: 

  • ACCT-5343 Seminar in Advanced Federal Tax
  • ACCT-5344 Advanced Auditing: Professional Standards and Practices
  • ACCT-5345 Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT-5346 Advanced Financial and Nonprofit Accounting
  • ACCT-5349 Seminar in Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • ACCT-5450 Accounting Data Analytics I
  • ACCT-5451 Accounting Data Analytics II
  • ACCT-5190 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACCT-5290 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACCT-5390 Special Topics in Accounting
  • HRM-5372 Conflict Management

Students successfully completing ACCT-5450 and ACCT-5451 will earn a Concentration in Accounting Data Analytics upon graduation.

The requirements for full admission to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or
  • senior standing as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of six undergraduate accounting courses (ACCT-1301, ACCT-1302, ACCT-3341, ACCT-3342, ACCT-3343, ACCT-4344) or their equivalent with acceptable grades.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credit hours of coursework.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in upper division accounting coursework.

Applicants who meet the requirements for regular admission may nonetheless be denied admission if significant academic, ethical, or dispositional concerns are identified as part of the admission process. 

Students who do not meet the requirements for full admission may be considered for acceptance on a provisional basis. Students admitted provisionally are considered to be fully admitted to their respective graduate programs.

The Required application materials include:

  • Completed application 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended, sent directly to Trinity University (Please note that Trinity undergraduates need to officially request transcripts).
  • A résumé detailing your educational background and employment experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers regarding the applicant’s character, motivation, and intellectual ability (only non-Trinity graduates).


  • Letter explaining any special circumstances that warrant consideration. 
  • GMAT Scores

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