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 a Master of Science in Accountancy (“MSACCY”) from the C. T. Bauer College of Business, you will get the technical and soft skills you need to be an invaluable resource to any company or client.

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

The Department of Accountancy and Taxation at Bauer College is one of the select programs in the world with the AACSB Accreditation in accounting (in addition to the AACSB business school accreditation), which means your degree will get you noticed by top employers. It is not a coincidence that our 2019 graduates had a 97% job placement rate upon graduation. 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.

Plus, one of our 2019 MSACCY graduates was a winner of the prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award, for scoring more than a 95.5% cumulative average on all four parts of the CPA exam in the first attempt.

The global economy might slow down, but the need for accountants will not. With an MS in Accountancy from Bauer, you will be ready for the challenges – and rewards – of today’s accounting careers.

One Degree, Many Options

Earn your degree, any way you want it. You can finish in 12-18 months, if you have the necessary prerequisites. 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 will be on the path to the CPA exam. The MSACCY program prepares some students to pass all or portions of the CPA exam in as little as one year. In 2019, our MSACCY students had a 68% pass rate for sections attempted on the CPA examination.

How To Apply

Admission eligibility for the MSACCY requires a four-year undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution.

Application Deadlines:

Spring Session
Domestic Students: December 1st January 4th*
International Students: October 1st

Summer Session
Domestic Students: April 15th
International Students: February 15th

Fall Session
Domestic Students: July 1st
International Students: May 1st

*Deadline extension only applies to the Spring 2022 term.