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Masters in Accounting


The Master of Science in Accounting (MS-Accounting) degree is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting in the United States.  However it is possible to be admitted to the program once deficiency courses have been successfully completed. Those holding a degree from within the U.S., but not in accounting, and international applicants can still apply for admission once the deficiency courses have been successfully completed. View applicant admission requirements.

The MS-Accounting degree consists of a minimum of 30 hours of coursework beyond the bachelor's degree.  Students  complete coursework in accounting and elective business and/or non-business areas.  Eighty percent of the students' total coursework must consist of 5000-level courses; the remaining 20 percent may be 4000-level courses (approximately six hours).  The Course of Study the students must take consists of 15 hours of accounting coursework. Course selection is made from the MS in Accounting Courses list.  Students must take these 3 required accounting courses:

ACCT 5030 Advanced Financial Accounting

ACCT 5060 Auditing II 

ACCT 5070 Tax II

Students are encouraged to take up to 21 hours of the remaining elective accounting courses to fulfill their course requirements:

ACCT 5040 Seminar in Managerial Accounting 

ACCT 5065 Fraud Examination

ACCT 5066 Seminar in Managerial Fraud

ACCT 5650 Seminar in Accounting Information Systems

ACCT 5075 Individual and Estate Tax Planning

ACCT 5800 Seminar in Contemporary Topics in Accounting

ACCT 5830 Survey of International Accounting

ACCT 5850 Advanced Problems in Accounting

The remaining hours will come from 4000- or 5000-level courses offered in the College of Business or in other colleges at the University of Wyoming.

To receive a Master of Science in Accounting, the student must complete:

The required course work (both graduate and prerequisite) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Students receiving a grade lower than a C or a second C will be dismissed from the program.

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