On-Campus

M.S. in Professional Accounting

Design your Master of Science in Professional Accounting (MSA) experience at the Whitman School. The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting offers a STEM-designated MSA program that pairs a comprehensive curriculum with real-world experience to produce confident and competent practicing accountants, consultants and managers.


Our program accommodates students with an undergraduate accounting degree and those with an undergraduate degree in another academic area who may need additional courses. Students who complete the MSA program can sit for the Certified Professional Accounting (CPA) exam.


The Whitman School is AACSB accredited, and our accounting program is registered as a New York State CPA licensure qualifying program. Please refer to this  for more information regarding licensure requirements.


 


Get Started: M.S.

AT A GLANCE

Rankings & Designations

STEM
Designated

Many of our master's programs carry STEM designation.

 

2023 MBA Programs,
U.S. News & World Report

Experience

On-Campus

Interested in online?

Deadlines

Jan 15

Early Application

Mar 15

Regular Application: Fee Waiver
available for a limited time.

Apr 15

Final Application

Costs

per credit

Cost BreakdownFinancial Aid

Notable Employers

KPMG 
Deloitte
PwC

 

Sample Roles

Audit Associate
Tax Consultant
Forensic Investigations, Dispute, Compliance

 

Program Timelines

We offer a flexible, elective schedule, so you can integrate different aspects of business into your degree, and participate in professional associations, seminars and networking events to give you an edge as you work with Whitman’s dedicated Career Center to pursue a professional position. Many leading firms, such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, consistently put our MSA graduates to work.


View the Professional Accounting Curriculum

9 Months

30 credits

Fall

15 Credits

Spring

15 Credits

16 Months

30 credits

Fall

9 Credits

Spring

9 Credits

Summer Internship

3 Credits

Fall

9 Credits

21 Months

30 credits

Fall

9 Credits

Spring

9 Credits

Fall 

9 Credits

Spring

3 Credits

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Master's
Admissions

Meet with our team to see how you fit as a master’s candidate at the Whitman School, and get an application fee waiver!

 

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Real World Experiences

Enhance your learning experience, develop your core business knowledge and apply your leadership skills through real-world applications. Whitman offers a variety of learning experiences to prepare and engage beyond the classroom.

 

Experiential Learning

Student Profiles and News

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Questions?

We're here to help you become part of Whitman! Take your next step to enroll in our world-class M.S. programs.

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