ASU’s accounting master’s degree programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and consist of 36 hours designed to satisfy CPA licensing requirements.
This is a specialized degree that focuses on accounting and finance. Graduates meet the state requirement to take the Certified Public Accountant Examination. A CPA license is a respected credential and viewed favorably during hiring decisions, even in businesses and not-for-profit organizations where the credential is not required.
To be granted regular admission, you must:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
- Have a 2.5 GPA in ACC 3303 and ACC 3304, with no grades lower than C (courses may be repeated to satisfy this requirement).
- Have a formula score of at least 1.050 [(GPA x 200) + GMAT] and a GMAT no lower than 430.
For admission to senior-graduate status in the integrated programs, you must:
- Complete a minimum of 90 hours of undergraduate credit with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, including all grades on repeated courses.
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- ACC 2301 & 2302
Principles of Accounting I, II
- ACC 3303 & 3304
Intermediate Accounting I, II
- ACC 3305
Accounting Information Systems
- ACC 3331
- ACC 3361
Individual Income Tax
- ACC 4303
- ACC 4312
Advanced Accounting II
- BCIS 1305
Business Computer Applications
- BUSI 3345
- ECO 2302
- FIN 3361
- MSC 2331
- MATH 1325 or 2331
Business Calculus and Finite Mathematics II
You may take the above courses as leveling courses simultaneously with graduate courses if you have completed the appropriate prerequisites. ACC 6303, 6317, 6361 and 6362 cannot be taken until both intermediate accounting courses have been satisfactorily completed.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
To enter the graduate program, you are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test administered at centers throughout the country and the world. You may take the standardized test as often as once per calendar month. GMAT scores must be reported to ASU (code 6644) directly from the testing agency and are valid for five years. To make arrangements for taking the test, go to the GMAT website.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
If your native language is not English, you are required to submit the TOEFL. Applicants who hold degrees from colleges or universities where English was the primary language of instruction are not required to submit the TOEFL.
To be admitted, the ASU College of Graduate Studies requires a minimum TOEFL score of:
- 550 on the Paper-based Test (with a minimum of 55 on each of the three sections)
- 213 on the Computer-based Test (with a minimum of 17 on each of the three sections)
- 80 on the IBT TOEFL (with a minimum of 20 on each of the four sections)
TOEFL scores should be reported to ASU (code 6644) and are valid for two years. For test information, please go to TOEFL.org.