The Master of Science in Accounting program is a two-semester 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.
Course of Study
Students are scheduled for five courses during each of the two semesters of graduate study. Courses include:
- ACCT-5341 Accounting Theory
- 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-5390 Special Topics in Accounting (3)
- MGMT-5372 Conflict Management
The requirements for full admission to the program include:
Senior standing as an undergraduate student, or a baccalaureate degree.
Completion of six undergraduate Accounting courses: (ACCT 1301, 1302, 3341, 3342, 3343, 4344) or their equivalent with acceptable grades. Students who do not have an undergraduate business degree will need three additional business courses to meet CPA exam requirements in Texas.
A grade point average of 3.00 or better on the last 60 hours of undergraduate level work and an average of 3.00 or better in upper division Accounting coursework.
Acceptable scores not more than five years old on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers regarding the applicant’s character, motivation, and intellectual ability.
In evaluating an application for graduate study, the department chair or program director will consider the applicant’s commitment to and suitability for the profession. 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 unconditional acceptance may be considered for acceptance on a provisional basis.