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M.S. in Accountancy (Professional Accountancy)

The Master of Science in Accountancy with a concentration in Professional Accounting will prepare you for a career in public accounting, corporate settings, or government enterprises. This widely respected program offers a rigorous course of study taught by top tax and accounting professionals with expertise in a broad range of topics.

Founded in 1974, LIU Post’s School of Professional Accountancy holds the proud distinction of being the first independent school of professional accountancy in the nation.

Learn from faculty members who are proven pioneers in their field and bring real-world experience into the classroom, and study curriculum that incorporates the latest technology and software applications in the digital accounting and taxation fields.

Network with NYC’s leading firms through our extensive internship program, and meet accounting professionals face-to-face during our campus events. Our graduates are recruited by the “Big Four” global accounting firms as well as international, national, regional, and local accounting firms, corporations, and government agencies.

The M.S. in Accountancy is registered by the New York State Education Department to qualify for a one-year reduction of the experience requirement for CPA licensure. It is intended for those individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting at an accredited college or university and who wish to fulfill the 150-hour requirement.

Check out the LIU Post Graduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Accountancy must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in undergraduate studies or successful completion of another master’s degree. An applicant who attended institutions outside the United States must hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. An undergraduate major in accounting is required for the M.S. in Accountancy program.
  • An applicant who is in his or her senior year at an undergraduate institution may apply for admission, but acceptance is contingent upon submission of final grades and receipt of a bachelor’s degree. All previous coursework will be evaluated by the graduate accounting advisor. Students who have not taken necessary prerequisites may be admitted to the program subject to the completion of prerequisites with a B or better as part of their program of study. The following criteria have been established as the most critical in the evaluation of the application:
  1. Scholastic achievement and a desire to excel as evidence by previous academic work;
  2. Aptitude for graduate study as indicated by scores on the GMAT;
  3. Leadership potential and maturity as evidence by prior work experience, extracurricular activities, and responses to the application form questions.

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