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MS in Accounting

The mission of the M.S. in Accounting program is to provide a quality graduate-level accounting educational experience for students in the Acadiana and Gulf South regions with an undergraduate degree in accounting. The program extends the depth and breadth of the accounting and business knowledge gained at the undergraduate level as well as the professional skills necessary for a successful professional career. This experience includes enhancing theoretical knowledge, mastering technical skills, enhancing professional competencies, developing problem solving abilities, and extending beyond the classroom to include interactions with the accounting and business communities.

The Master of Science in Accounting program consists of 30 hours and is designed to be completed in approximately one year by a full-time student. The requirements may result in an increase in semester hours depending upon the undergraduate accounting courses previously completed. The program is designed to maximize student flexibility of scheduling with most graduate accounting courses designed to be offered without graduate level prerequisites.

There is no thesis requirement. A candidate may be subject to a comprehensive examination. Prior to admission and throughout the program, the student must demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking English and must demonstrate computer and spreadsheet competency through previous course work or experience.

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Additional Application Materials

Additional departmental application materials required:

  • Resume
  • Official GMAT scores (waived for accounting graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher)
  • Statement of Purpose

Note that these are in addition to the materials that the Graduate School requires of all applicants.

Application Deadline

  • Fall: June 30
  • Spring: November 30
  • Summer: April 30

Contact Accounting

Graduate Coordinator

Professor Pam Meyer
Phone: 337-482-6083
Moody Hall, Room 301

Department Head

Dr. Suzanne Ward
Department Head of Accounting
Phone: (337) 482-6218