International Applicants

Our Master of Science in Accountancy (MSACCY) program is STEM-designated and AACSB-accredited in accounting. With those credentials, it’s no surprise that students from around the globe are furthering their education at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. Our department is steadfast in its commitment to attracting and retaining the most talented students and providing an environment that ensures the advancement of knowledge.

Students arriving from around the world can look forward to an extraordinary graduate experience at Bauer.

International Students in the MSACCY program at the University of Houston

Why Bauer’s MS Accountancy Program?

  • In-person and online options available
  • STEM-designated program with an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension option.
  • Complete in as little as 12 months for full-time students
  • Pick 1 of 3 required tracks & an optional certificate in data analytics in accounting.
  • Mentor program that pairs new students with an alumnus or accounting professor

Who Qualifies as an International Applicant?

An applicant is considered international if they are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. International applicants may be in the United States on an educational, worker or visitor visa, or be residing in their home country.

An applicant who has filed an application for United States Permanent Residency, but has not yet been granted approval, is considered an international applicant.

Additionally, applicants who are in the United States without status or are covered under DACA must apply as international applicants even if they are considered Texas residents for tuition rate purposes.

When Should International Applicants Apply?

International applicants are urged to submit their application for admission well in advance of the admissions deadline for their intended semester of entry. The application deadline is the deadline by which both the online application and all supporting documents (official transcripts, official test scores, letters of recommendation, etc.) must be received.

Official transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States must be sent hardcopy via mail or courier service to the UH Graduate School. Please allow additional time for these transcripts to be shipped and processed.

Applying early ensures there is enough time in case additional information is needed before a decision is reached. Additionally, applying early allows incoming students time to secure housing, student visas (if applicable), etc. well before the start of the semester.

Career Opportunities

Finding a job is important to students, and the MSACCY program provides students with the tools they need to accomplish this.

  • Student Success

    Placement Rate at 6 Months: 87%

    Average Salary: $66,875

    Companies that hire our graduates include some big 4 accounting firms and industry.

    The data included in this section is based on 13 of the 15 international students that graduated within the Summer 2022-Spring 2023 time period. Two students chose not to provide data.

  • Networking Your Way to Success

  • Extended Optional Practical Training

One Student's Experience

Biwaksha Shrestha

“Bauer's faculty and staff are genuinely invested in the student's success. MSACCY's STEM designation opens doors for international students like me to expand our horizons to develop comprehensive skills crucial to strive in the rapidly evolving technological market. The program has equipped me to confidently face challenges and identify opportunities in the business world.”

– Biwaksha Shrestha, Nepal
Current MSACCY Student