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Accounting: Master of Science (MS)

The Master of Science program in Accounting is a 30–71-credit program that provides advanced education in accounting, and related areas for students to meet the fundamental requirements for taking the Uniform CPA Examination in New York State. Students having an undergraduate degree in accounting will require 30 credits to complete the Master of Science Program. Students who possess an undergraduate degree in a major or concentration other than accounting will require 71 credits or less, depending on previous undergraduate coursework completed.

Students successfully completing the program will be well prepared for careers in public, private, or governmental accounting, or for teaching of accountancy in secondary schools. The program builds upon successful completion of an undergraduate program in accounting, or for students not having an undergraduate degree in accounting, the completion of up to 41 graduate core credits. In addition to the technically oriented courses in accounting and economics, the program allows a set of elective courses outside the technical areas (in liberal arts disciplines) that provide a broader background for the professional accountant.

Requirements for Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.
1. An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university.
2. All students should have earned an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in their undergraduate program. Additionally, accounting majors must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in their undergraduate accounting courses. For those students with an undergraduate degree in other than accounting, a GPA of at least 3.0 in their major subject is required.
3. Individuals who hold a degree in Accounting from Queens College, and have an overall GPA and a major GPA of 3.2 or greater, will not be required to submit GMAT, letters of reference, or essay with their admissions package. Individuals who hold a degree in Accounting from another CUNY college and have an overall GPA and a major GPA of 3.2 or greater are exempt only from the GMAT.

Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting are required to complete a number of required graduate core coursework at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director. The number of required graduate core courses may be reduced for previously completed equivalent undergraduate coursework.

Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.


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Fall Priority Deadline April 1
Spring Priority DeadlineNovember 1

Letters of Reference 3
Essay  500 Words
PTE  68

Accepts Non-MatricYes

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