Master of Science in Accounting
- A globally oriented, interdisciplinary focus
- A balanced conceptual and pragmatic approach
- Development of written and oral communication skills
- Refinement of research and analytical skills that results in enhanced decision-making abilities
- A commitment to lifelong learning
The Accounting program is a leader in developing the professional skills needed to deliver the core services the Institute of Certified Public Accountants identifies as fundamental to the future of the profession. Students are offered a choice among seven concentrations that relate to these core services, including financial planning and analysis, assurance services, taxation services, international services, management consulting, software management and information management.
Upon completion of the MS degree in accounting, students may sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, provided they meet the requirements. Students can pursue a curriculum designed for careers in auditing and tax services or a curriculum designed for contemporary information- and software-management careers. Download MS in Accounting brochure.
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Visit Master of Science in Accounting degree requirements. *Please note that beginning in Fall 2012, the following prerequisite requirement will go into effect:
Students must have completed Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 6201) and Introduction to Managerial
Accounting (ACCT 6202), or their equivalents, with a grade of “B” or better. As with the calculus prerequisite, degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites. Deficiencies must be remedied during the first semester of the graduate program.
Accounting is the language of business, and at UT Dallas you can be part of the conversation. With one of the largest MS Accounting programs in the state of Texas, we have an amazing selection of both online and on-campus course offerings. Our flexible program allows students to tailor their degree to their specific academic and career goals. Students can choose electives to prepare them for careers in corporate accounting, assurance services, taxation or internal audit, or pull from several of these areas to best fit one's needs.
With an internationally recognized business school, a top-ranked Center for Internal Auditing Excellence and the strong international makeup of our students and faculty, our MS Accounting program prepares students to compete in the global marketplace. We value our students and work with each student to develop a plan fit for them. We offer one-on-one advising, business coaching and many other opportunities to interact with faculty and program staff.
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Our program prerequisites for the MS Accounting program are the following:
If you have questions about the transfer of credits from prior coursework, please visit the JSOM Advising office for more details.
Admission FAQ may also be helpful to you.
Tuition and Fees
Texas residency is not based on citizenship. It is based on when you moved to the state and how long you have continuously resided here. Please visit Residency for detailed information.
Tuition at UT Dallas is on a sliding scale. The more credit hours you take a semester, the cheaper the credit hours are, and the sooner you finish the degree, therefore, the lower the total cost of the degree. Students taking online courses will pay $80 per credit hour distance learning fee in addition to regular credit hour fees.
UT Dallas also offers a guaranteed tuition plan, so whatever the credit hour rate is when you come into your program that will not change during your program. Payment plans for tuition and short-term loans are available. Please visit UT Dallas Bursar’s Office for complete details.
We offer the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship program for new and returning students.This is our primary means of supporting our graduate students financially. This is a competitive scholarship program and the main criterion for new students joining the program is based on high GMAT or GRE score and GPA.
The scholarship provides you with $1,000 (one-time for the year) and in-state-tuition for the entire year. This means that international students will pay the same tuition as our Texas resident/US citizens. So, we encourage you to apply for the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.
In addition to scholarships, US citizens may apply for financial aid through the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.
For more information please visit accounting-specific scholarships.
When You Submit Your Application
Please be advised that UT Dallas receives about 10,000 applications per semester. When you apply for the MS Accounting program and send your required and official documents, UT Dallas digitize your documents and upload them into the system, which takes about 3-4 weeks.
Since, it takes about a month to process your application, you may receive an email generated automatically from our system, stating that you are missing a few documents. This is normal, be patient and keep your communication with the MS SCM program director regarding the status of your application.
Steps After Your Admission to the MS Accounting Program