Master of Science in Professional Accountancy
MS in Professional Accountancy
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 hours to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The MSPAccy is an innovative graduate program composed of both in-class and online 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.
The MSPAccy is designed to address the requirement by accounting firms that entering accounting professionals 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 online classes.
Summer Housing for MS in Professional Accountancy Students
On-campus housing is available to students enrolled in summer courses for the MS in Professional Accountancy program. An application will become available upon admission to the program. Students interested in living on-campus will be housed in McCormick or O’Shea Hall for a fee of $140 per week. On-campus housing is only available while summer courses are in progress. Summer session is for a duration of 12 weeks. Courses begin following Commencement in late May and end early-August.
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