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ACCT-MS - Accounting


Official Name of Program


Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MS - Master of Science



NYSED Program Code

22642 - ACCT-MS

CIP Code


The Master of Science program in Accounting is certified by the New York State Education Department under HEGIS Code 0502.00. This 30–71-credit program provides advanced education in accounting and related areas so that a student completing this program (following a suitable undergraduate program in accounting or completion of the graduate core courses) will 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 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 Queens College MS in Accounting builds upon successful completion of an undergraduate program in accounting or for students not having an undergraduate degree in accounting, completion of up to 41 graduate core credits. In addition to the technically oriented courses in accounting and economics, the Queens College MS in Accounting program allows a set of elective courses outside the technical areas, in liberal arts disciplines, that provide a broader background for the professional accountant.