What will I learn?

The MSA is designed for those who want to specialize in accounting at the graduate level. It is suitable for those who want to continue on from their undergraduate accounting major and for those who have a lesser, or no, accounting background. Students in the latter group are required to complete two prerequisites when entering the program. The MSA is an excellent preparation for students planning on a career in public accounting, industry or government.

Make a positive impact and further your career! Accounting is more than just tax forms and pro–forms; accounting information provides organizations with valuable insight into operations and trends that can drive company profitability. Our AACSB accredited accounting program will prepare you for a successful career in public accounting, corporate settings, or government enterprises. Our classes provide you with the skills necessary for success across a wide array of industries in today's complex and global accounting job market.

Learning is experiential in our MS Accounting program. With courses covering tax accounting, audit, international accounting, business ethics and even forensics, you will develop the analytical skills and professional expertise demanded by top firms around the world. Through internships, the College of Business Career Center, and hands–on learning, you will build the foundation for long term career growth.

The MSA Accounting degree provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge in Attestation, Forensic Accounting, Professional Accounting, or Taxation and requires 36-42 semester hours (depending on a student's background). Courses are offered online, in Dallas, or a combination of the two. Students receiving the MSA in Accounting degree obtain a foundation of knowledge in financial, auditing, forensic accounting, and professional accounting to prepare them for careers in the public and private sectors. Students interested in qualifying for the CPA examination, must be familiar with the public accounting licensing laws in their state of residency, which may involve additional courses or requirements beyond those found in the MSA in Accounting degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (36 hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,214.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, June, August 2022


College of Education and Human Services



75429, United States

Online/Distance (36 hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,214.00 per year
USD $14,214/year. The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students.
Start date

Expected January, June, August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree, from a regionally accredited university. GMAT/GRE official test scores or 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA or 3.25 on the last 60 hours of coursework toward the bachelor's degree; or completion of a graduate degree from an accredited institution in an area of study approved by the department; or passing score on all parts of the Uniform Certified Public Account Exam. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550); IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band).

For international students

Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university.

English Proficiency:

  • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
  • IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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