The combined Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting and Master of Science with a major in 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 taxation are simultaneously awarded the Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting. (The Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting 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. The Integrated Masters of Accounting Professional Program (IMAPP) concentration includes additional degree requirements (e.g. higher GPA and mandatory internship).
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.
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 taxation program.
The final decision regarding admission to the Master of Science with a major in taxation program rests with the Department of Accounting.
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting/Master of Science with a major in taxation.