Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Accounting MS

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Program Director: Mary Malina and Katherine Gunny
Telephone: 303-315-8464/303-315-8431
E-mail: Mary.Malina@ucdenver.edu  or Katherine.Gunny@ucdenver.edu>

Whether you are considering CPA licensure or just looking to accelerate your accounting career, a master of science in accounting will help you achieve your goals. The coursework gives students the technical accounting competencies and critical thinking skills necessary to support a successful career in all accounting areas including public or private accounting, nonprofit, government, or tax.

We offer a 4+1 program that allows our current undergraduate accounting students to pursue the master of science degree, if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the Intermediate series (ACCT 3220, 3230, and 3320), without taking the GMAT test. Students are also allowed to replace two undergraduate required accounting courses with two graduate accounting courses. Interested students, please contact the Business School advising team.

The MS accounting degree consists of 30 required hours + 12 hours of prerequisites that may be waived based on prior coursework:

Accounting Prerequisites: (12 hours)

The MS in accounting requires completion of the following accounting prerequisites. 

Required Prerequisite Courses (advisor will evaluate transcript for possible waivers, grades must be a C or better to be considered for possible waiver):

Accounting Core: (24 hours)

Students may not receive graduate credit for undergraduate coursework and may not retake any course successfully completed at the undergraduate level with a grade of “C” or better.  An advisor will evaluate prior coursework to determine possible substitutions. 

Accounting Electives: (6 hours)

Choose two from the following courses (unless otherwise noted, all courses are 3 credit hours):

Total: 30 hours

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