Naveen Jindal School of Management
Master of Science in Accounting
36 semester credit hours minimum
The University's general degree requirements are discussed on the Graduate Policies and Procedures page (catalog.utdallas.edu/2013/graduate/policies/policy).
The MS in Accounting is a 36 semester credit hour degree program focused primarily on educating students in Accounting while recognizing the need for a business foundation. The degree is separated into three components:
- Basic Business Core
- Accounting Foundation
- Accounting Electives
The classes can be completed in any order as long as the following specific program course prerequisites have been met with a grade of a "B" or better:
- Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 6201) or its equivalent
- Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACCT 6202) or its equivalent
Students must address any deficiencies in these prerequisites within the first twelve semester credit hours of graduate work and prior to taking any course with these defined prerequisites. Also, students do not earn degree credit for program prerequisites.
Within the MS in Accounting degree program, students must choose 18 elective semester credit hours. Students can pick and choose the courses that best fit their unique career goals and needs. Typical career paths include areas such as corporate accounting, assurance services, tax, or internal audit. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both business core courses and in aggregate to qualify for the MS in Accounting degree.
The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) accepts certain courses towards the requirement of 30 semester credit hours of upper level accounting for CPA eligibility. Courses accepted by the TSBPA are subject to change based on catalog review. Please inquire with the Program Director or the MS Accounting website for the most current list.
Calculus is required as a graduate program prerequisite. If a student has not taken an equivalent course already, he/she will need to complete a Math refresher course (e.g., OPRE 6303, MATH 5304) with a grade of "B" or better to meet the calculus requirement. For specific course prerequisite information, please visit the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog for further details at www.utdallas.edu/student/catalog.
Basic Business Core: 12 semester credit hours
Each candidate must satisfactorily complete the following four courses (with 3.0 or higher GPA in both core courses and in aggregate courses).
Accounting Foundation: 6 semester credit hours
Each candidate must satisfactorily complete the following two accounting foundation courses:
NOTE: Candidates who have completed the accounting foundation courses (or their undergraduate equivalents) may be able to obtain a course waiver and substitute for these required courses with other graduate level ACCT electives. Substitutions are approved by the appropriate Program Director, and forms may be obtained in and submitted to the Naveen Jindal School of Management Advising Office.
Accounting Electives: 18 semester credit hours
Select from any of the following courses:
For students interested in the Internal Audit program and the CIA or CISA designation, 12-18 semester credit hours from the following courses are required: