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Graduate Programs

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.

Master of Professional Accountancy

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Prerequisites

  • ACC 2301 & 2302
    Principles of Accounting I, II
  • ACC 3303 & 3304
    Intermediate Accounting I, II
  • ACC 3305
    Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 3331
    Cost Accounting
  • ACC 3361
    Individual Income Tax
  • ACC 4303
    Auditing
  • ACC 4312
    Advanced Accounting II
  • BCIS 1305
    Business Computer Applications
  • BUSI 3345
    Business Law
  • ECO 2302
    Microeconomics
  • FIN 3361
    Financial Management
  • MSC 2331
    Business Statistics
  • 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.

Degree Plans

Course Descriptions

Read about the graduate courses that you will complete during your Master of Professional Accountancy program.

Financial Aid

Merit scholarships are available to qualified students who demonstrate superior academic achievement and career potential. For more information on financial aid for graduate students, contact the Office of Financial Aid and the College of Graduate Studies.

College of Graduate Studies

The College of Graduate Studies can answer questions on admission requirements, application deadlines, financial aid and more.

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