Graduate and Professional Programs

Master of Science in Accountancy

Master of Science in Accountancy Program at the University of Houston

Account for Success

A career in accounting can take you in many different directions, but it all starts with a solid educational foundation. With an MS in Accountancy from Bauer, you’ll get the hard and soft skills you need to be an invaluable resource to any company or client.

MSACCY Remote Classes

We are committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. As a result of the COVID-19 situation, all MSACCY courses offered for Summer 2020 will have remote class meetings. Additionally, our courses will have remote class meetings in Fall semester if necessary.

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The MS in Accountancy program satisfies the 150 credit-hour requirement necessary to sit for the CPA exam. You’ll be taught by the University of Houston’s premier faculty, experts in the field who teach from real-world experience. And you’ll learn on your own schedule, since you can start class in the spring or fall. Plus, we have weeknight and weekend classes so you can build your degree into your work schedule, if needed. It’s all about what works best for you.

The Bauer School of Business maintains an AACSB Accreditation in accounting, which means your degree will get you noticed by top employers. It’s not a coincidence that our Spring 2019 class had an 84% job placement rate upon graduating. Not to mention that our accelerated program is geared towards CPA exam eligibility, and some students pass part or all portions of the Texas CPA exam before graduating.

The global economy isn’t going anywhere, and the need for accountants is only growing. With an MS in Accountancy from Bauer, you’ll be ready for the challenges – and rewards – of today’s accounting careers.

One Degree, Many Options

Earn your degree, any way you want it. Tailor your education to your interest by customizing your degree in one of six concentrations: Assurance/Finance Reporting, Applied Data Analytics in Accounting, Taxation, Oil & Gas, Advanced Internal Audit, and IT Systems Risk Management.

Learn With Purpose

No matter how or when you start, you’ll be on the path to the CPA exam. The MS in Accountancy program prepares some students to pass all or portions of the test in as little as one year. In 2019, the Texas CPA exam had a 68% pass rate for sections attempted.

How To Apply

Admission eligibility for the Master of Science in Accountancy Program (MSACCY) requires a four-year undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution.

Course Deadlines:

Summer Session
Domestic Students: May 4th
International Students: February 15th

Fall Session
Domestic Students: August 3rd
International Students: June 15th