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Accounting (MS) 
Program Description

The Master of Science in Accounting degree program is a graduate professional program designed to provide advanced, specialized training in accounting. The program requires 30 graduate units, with no fewer than 18 in the field of accounting from a variety of courses available through the department. The program allows for 12 units of elective material in the area of business including MIS, finance, and economics. Individualized programs of study are defined by the student and the adviser.

Questions regarding admissions should be directed to the Accounting Graduate Program Coordinator:

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Accountancy -

The Department of Accounting offers the following programs:

These programs prepare students for careers such as the independent practice of public accounting, controllership, and general accounting management. 

Graduate work in accounting is offered for those who strive for a stronger background in business and accounting, and for those who wish to teach in colleges and universities.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Accounting is to:

  • Provide top quality accounting education programs and support services, including a focus on critical thinking and business ethics, that attract and graduate an excellent and diverse student body who enjoy productive and successful careers.
  • Conduct significant and selective scholarly research in accounting, and integrate it into our educational process. 
  • Encourage a collegial and supportive culture within the department, a respect and tolerance for people and their ideas, and an environment that supports success and the pursuit of excellence. 
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with the business, government, and alumni communities in order to increase our value to our constituents and supplement our resource base.


College of Management  
Campuses where offered
Distance - UA Amman Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Janae Gregston
Graduate Program Coordinator
Janae Gregston
Director of Graduate Studies
Jeffrey W Schatzberg
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi R Davenport
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Proof of English Proficiency for some international candidates. TOEFL score of 85 internet based, 600 paper based, or IELTS composite score of 7 (with no subject area below a 6.5).
  • An acceptable GMAT score.
  • 2 short essays.
  • Resume.
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GMAT, Proof of English Proficiency for some international candidates.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is limited for Masters candidates. Please refer to our website for financial aid opportunities.

Admissions Deadlines

Main Campus Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: February 1 (1st review), March 1 (2nd review), then rolling admissions
  • Spring: October 1 (1st review), November 1 (2nd review), then rolling admissions

Main Campus International Applicants:

  • Fall: February 1 (1st review), March 1 (2nd review), June 1 (final review)
  • Spring: October 1 (1st & final review)

Online Applicants (Domestic & International):

  • Rolling admissions until approximately two weeks before the start of class, with six program start dates each year

Aside from the strict international application final review deadlines indicated above, the admissions committee continues to accept applications on a rolling basis until program capacity has been reached.

International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 30
Minimum accounting credits: 18

Minor Requirements

Not applicable.

Student Handbook
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Last revised 09 Apr 2018