MS in Professional Accountancy

Learn About the Marist MSPAccy Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Professional Accountancy (MSPAccy) is designed to provide accounting majors the opportunity to obtain an additional 30 college credits and a graduate degree to satisfy the 150-hour credits to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The MSPAccy is an innovative graduate program composed of both in-class and distance learning classes. Students admitted into the program will take full-time classes up to 18 credits during the summer, with the remaining 12 credits on a part-time distance learning basis in the fall and/or spring. Accounting firms hire accounting graduates to begin their careers in early September. Accordingly, the MSPAccy is designed to address the requirement by accounting firms that are requiring entering accounting professionals to have either completed the 150-credit requirement or have completed a substantial portion with a plan in place to complete the remaining requirements. Students admitted into the program in the summer may complete up to 60 percent of the degree requirements prior to beginning their career with an accounting firm, with the remaining credits completed in distance learning classes.