Department of Accounting
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Typically two full semesters plus a summer session, but that can vary from student to student.
The M.S. in accounting degree not only meets the statutory requirements to allow students to sit for the CPA exam in most jurisdictions, it also does an excellent job of preparing you to pass the exam. Furthermore, completion of the MS Accounting program satisfies the 150 hour requirement embedded in the concept of "substantial equivalency." Under "substantial equivalency," the license granted by the state of one's "principal place of business" enables an individual CPA to practice across state lines, physically or via electronic technology, without requiring him or her to obtain a reciprocal license, as long as the original state of licensure is deemed "substantially equivalent." If a CPA moves or relocates his or her principal place of business to another state and establishes a practice or employment there, then the CPA must obtain a reciprocal license in that state. However, in this case, the application process would be streamlined if the CPA comes from a "substantially equivalent" state. Recent legislation in Wyoming has resulted in "substantial equivalency" between Wyoming and a majority of the remaining jurisdictions. Even if you aren't interested in becoming a CPA, our M.S. program will provide you with valuable skills and knowledge to further your career options.
Please see the fee schedule for all Graduate Students located here (you'll have to scroll down the page a bit),
Tuition and Fees
A bachelor's degree in accounting with core areas completed; GMAT total score of 550 or better or GRE combined score of 300 or better; an undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0; official transcripts; for international students a TOEFL score of 540 (written) or 76 (Internet-based); three work- or school-related letters of recommendation; completed M.S. in Accounting application; and completed Graduate Admissions application and applicable application fee.