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MS in Public Accounting

Program Description

The Master of Science in Public Accounting requires completion of 42 credits. This program is designed for those students who earned a Bachelor's degree in Business, but did not major in Accounting, and have since decided you'd like to become a Certified Public Accountant.

Does the Program Lead to Certification?

  • The MS in Public Accounting is designed to comply with State and professional requirements, it provides both the mandated coursework and necessary knowledge to sit for and pass the CPA exam.
  • Completion of this program will also reduce the mandated experience requirement for the awarding of the CPA from 2 years to 1 year.

Course Sampling

  • Advanced Auditing
  • Theory and Practice
  • Government and Non-Profit Accounting
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Professional Ethics and Fraud Examination

Key Features

  • Close proximity to major financial hubs (New York City; White Plains, NY; Stamford, CT)
  • Integrates theory and practice so graduates are able to apply their learning in the classroom and in the office
  • Small class size offers students the opportunity to be closely mentored by the faculty
  • On Campus trading floor


  • Trimester schedule
  • Three hours, one evening a week
  • Entry terms: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Application deadline: rolling admissions
  • Average course load per term: Two 3-credit courses (6 credits)

Average time to complete the degree: 2 years