Applies to Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting and Master of Science with a major in either accounting or taxation.
The combined Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting and Master of Science with a major in either accounting or taxation is a 150-semester-hour program designed to provide an appropriate base of knowledge for entry into the accounting profession, as well as a broad-based general educational background. Students awarded the Master of Science with a major in accounting or a major in taxation are simultaneously awarded the Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting. (The Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting or taxation is not awarded separately.)
Students who earn these degrees complete an educational program consistent with recommendations of professional accountants and accounting educators, and are prepared for entry into careers as public accountants, management accountants, or internal auditors within either the public or private sector.
The BS/MS program meets the 150-hour requirement for the Certified Public Accountant exam in Texas and other states.
Undergraduate students must meet the minimum standards of the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting to be admitted automatically to the undergraduate portion of the professional program. Students who have at least 60 hours of college credit but who lack credit in certain courses in the preprofessional program may be admitted provisionally with deficiencies. Students granted such provisional admission must proceed immediately to remove the deficiencies.
In addition to the departmental graduate admission requirements, a student must have a minimum overall program GPA of 2.8 and a minimum advanced accounting GPA of 3.0 (GPA of 3.25 for the IMAPP concentrations under the accounting and taxation majors) in order to be admitted to the MS-Accounting or MS-Taxation program.
Students seeking admission who already hold a baccalaureate or higher degree should see the Graduate Catalog for information regarding the one-year (36-hour) Master of Science with a major in accounting or Master of Science with a major in taxation program.
The final decision regarding admission to the Master of Science with a major in accounting or Master of Science with a major in taxation programs rests with the Department of Accounting. Students enrolled in the BS/MS programs that are unable to complete all degree requirements may elect to change to the BBA in accounting degree program. Students will be required to complete all remaining degree requirements for the BBA degree, which may be as little as 6 semester credit hours. See undergraduate advisor for details.
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting/Master of Science with a major in either accounting or taxation.