Master of Science In Accounting

The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that many employers would rather hire applicants in the field of accounting who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting. As a result, students who pursue an M.S. in accounting gain an advantage in the job hunt.

Specialize in the sub-disciplines within the field

To be successful in the field of accounting, you must not only have a full understanding of accounting principles and the skills to put them into practice but, you also must be an expert in the sub-disciplines within accounting.

That’s why our program is focused on preparing you for a career that requires significant exposure to — and a firm grasp of — these sub-disciplines:

Accounting Analytics (STEM-certified): Develop a competency for data analysis and the tools used in auditing, predictive modeling, forensic accounting, and business operations analytics, equipping you with the skills need to succeed in a cutting-edge field in the modern American marketplace.

Corporate concentration: Refine your accounting skills for a career in either a publicly held or private company. Learn about financial, managerial, taxation and International accounting and taxation standards and procedures and how to apply them to various entities.

Forensic concentration:  Learn about investigative accounting, valuation theory and practice, fraud examination, building the skills you need to work in the growing field of forensic accounting

Taxation concentration: Build the skills you need to advise clients regarding the tax law. This track concentrates on federal income taxation as it relates to corporations, partnerships,  and limited liability companies. 

Become a Valuable Asset in Decision-Making
  • Learn the theory and application of accounting principles
  • Examine case studies that enable you to apply the theories and principles you learn to real-world situations
  • Develop the analytical and critical thinking skills to excel in the field of accounting
Take Advantage of a Vast and Comprehensive Set of Resources

Our Marvin K. Peterson Library holds more than 300,000 physical volumes

Online services provide a significant extension beyond the physical volumes, giving you access to 40,000 e-journals and 35,000 e-books.

The Library also houses a Bloomberg Laptop terminal, 79 Dell desktop computers, 8 iMacs, 45 Dell laptops and six iPads for your use. 

All on-campus locations have wireless access for students’ own devices.

For accounting and non-accounting undergraduates and international students, this program meets the accounting requirements for CPA licensing.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Financial Managers

12% Growth 2021-2030


Financial Examiners

13% Growth 2021-2030


Financial Investment Analysts

6% Growth 2021-2030

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Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

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Licensure and Certification Information

The University of New Haven offers a B.S. Accounting, M.S. Accounting and M.S. Taxation each designed to help students prepare to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Please note that students cannot earn CPA certification simply by earning a college degree. According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website, students will first need to determine where they intend to sit for the CPA exam, since the education requirements to sit for the CPA exam are different for every state. Most states require 150 total semester hours to sit for the CPA exam. Some state licensing board regulations include narrow educational requirements such as specific semester hours in accounting and business courses, and there are additional considerations such as experience, age and residency that must be considered.

Although the Master’s in Accounting and the Master’s in Taxation do not specifically lead to licensure as a CPA, it is possible that in combination with appropriate undergraduate coursework, the specific courses taken will count toward the educational requirements in most states.

The University of New Haven’s 30 credit hour M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation programs do not meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in:

  • AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MP, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

Students who are interested in working in any of these states are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state board and consult with your academic advisor.

Click the link below for contact information on State licensure boards.

Licensure Information

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