Department of Accountancy & Taxation

Master of Science in Accountancy (MSACCY)

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSACCY) at the C. T. Bauer College of Business. This free preliminary application will only take a few minutes to complete, and will help you learn if you're a fit for the program – before you put together your formal application.

MSACCY Remote Classes

We are committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. As a result of the COVID-19 situation, all MSACCY courses offered for Fall 2020 will have remote class meetings. A limited number of our classes will be offered in a HyFlex format, some students will be in a socially distanced classroom and other students join the class virtually.


Key Program Highlights

  • The MSACCY program is designed to be flexible and is anticipated to be completed in one year for full-time students.
  • The degree plan consists of 36 graduate hours including 24 hours of graduate accounting or IT courses.
  • Students can develop a skilled specialization in one of our six certificate tracks while completing degree requirements.
  • The program offers a flexible class schedule and courses that provide students with the right balance of technical knowledge and critical thinking capabilities sought by today’s employers.
  • The majority of our MSACCY courses (approximately 80%) are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals.
  • Recognized by the AACSB and has received separate Accounting Accreditation from the AACSB.

36 graduate hours including 24 hours of graduate accounting/IT courses.

The average GMAT score is 550.


Why Select the Bauer MS in Accounting Program

Selecting a professional graduate program in accounting is an important personal career decision.  The following unique benefits and considerations are being provided to help assist you in making this decision and in illustrating the strength of our program.   

  • Bauer's accounting faculty includes both: distinguished academic scholars (with extensive published research on leading topics) and important advisory positions such as an academic advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department; and current and former  senior executives and high level professionals from industry (which bring real world experience into the classroom) that take an innovative approach to teaching.
  • Bauer is one of only 180 institutions in the world that hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. Bauer is also one of only 412 schools in the nation to be accredited by AACSB International, the leading business school accreditation body.
  • An outstanding education will be obtained in a leading global city that will help develop your broad understanding of international considerations with over 70 countries represented by our international students.
  • Specialized dedicated academic advisory and career placement personnel for our MSACCY program in Bauer's Rockwell Career Center.
  • MSACCY has a mentor program that pairs new students with a Bauer accounting professor to assist with their transition into graduate school.
  • Our graduate Oil & Gas Certificate was developed through a joint effort with Oil & Gas/Energy (upstream, midstream, downstream and other energy) companies, CPA firms, and other affected stakeholders.
  • Our graduate Internal Audit Certificate is one of only six programs in the world and one of only three in the United States to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Our MSACCY graduates' CPA exam pass rate of 63% consistently exceeds the national average.

Our graduates consistently exceed the national average on the CPA exam pass rate.

MSACCY Ambassadors

Learn more


Career Opportunities

Employment upon graduation is very important. Our MSACCY program is very successful in helping our graduates become employed. Our program is supported by the Rockwell Career Center which deals solely with C. T. Bauer College of Business students and alumni. The Rockwell Career Center is a full-service career center offering resources and assistance in the formulation and implementation of their career plans — including activities such as résumé writing, mock interviews, accounting fairs, coordination of extensive on campus recruiting events with employers and more. Having a career center dedicated only to the needs of Bauer business students is an important and differentiating resource.

Connected to Houston's Economy

Learn more


Application Deadlines


December 1, 2020

Spring 2021


October 1, 2020

Spring 2021

Houston Business Community and Corporate Partners/Employers

We are actively involved with the local community in many ways and through various programs. Learn more on the Corporate Partners page.


Bauer MSACCY Ambassadors are students who not only demonstrate leadership skills both in and outside the classroom but who are passionate about the MSACCY program.

MSACCY Ambassadors help prospective students learn about the opportunities that await them at the Bauer College of Business. They offer a real-life perspective about being an MSACCY student and an insider’s view of life in the classroom and beyond.

MSACCY Ambassadors regularly attend MSACCY recruitment events to interact with prospective students.