2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Accounting, MS

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William J. Walsh, Director, Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting, 616 Whitman School of Management, 315-443-3589, wiwalsh@syr.edu

Program Description

Accounting@Syracuse is a distance learning version of the M.S. degree in accounting program. This unique program allows students to complete the M.S. degree and the 150 hour CPA requirement while working in accounting or related fields.


The Whitman School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1920.

The M.S. in Accounting degree meets the educational requirements for CPA licensure in New York state and most other 150 hour states.


Students are required to take the GMAT as part of the application process. Applicants will be considered for the program based on their GMAT score, previous academic experience, work experience, professional references, and personal statements.

Participants in the 30-credit program must have a qualified undergraduate degree in accounting.

Financial Support

Students may apply for several loan programs to cover the cost of attendance. (Federal Direct Loan, ProgramFederal PLUS Loans, Alternative Loan Programs) Part-time students must be enrolled for at least six credits (half-time status) to be considered for loan programs.

Degree Requirements

This is a 30 credit program leading to a Master of Science in Accounting degree. The rigorous Whitman Accounting@Syracuse program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in accounting.

Accounting Elective (3 credits)

6 credits of business electives chosen from select courses

Three Electives (9 credits)

Transfer Credits

Students can transfer a maximum of 6 credits of elective coursework. The credits must be graduate level taken from an AACSB accredited business school. A grade of “B” or higher is needed to transfer in the credits. The grade itself does not transfer.

Satisfactory Progress

Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to meet degree requirements.

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