The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is a 33 credit degree program. The 11 courses are composed of Accounting Requirements, Accounting Electives, and Capstone course in Financial Accounting Theory & Analysis. Students with relevant coursework can waive select Accounting Requirement courses, based on review.*
The MS in accounting at UMass Boston is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in the rapidly growing and changing field of accounting. Upon completion of the MSA, students will qualify for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam. The curriculum has been designed by the College of Management Accounting and Finance (AF) faculty in consultation with the AF Department’s Advisory Board.
The program can be completed full-time or part-time, with classes that meet primarily in the evenings, late afternoons, weekends and online. Scheduling is highly flexible, with most classes meeting once per week.
*Students who waive 6 or more courses will be required to substitute additional elective courses in order to meet the university minimum course requirement of 10 courses to complete a graduate degree.
Top 100 MS in Accounting by The Financial Engineer Times in 2016
"During my second year, one of my professors helped me land an internship at a very reputable accounting firm. The combination of my education and internship experience did wonders for me professionally." - Eric Pinsoneault, MSA Graduate (2013)