Patterson School of Accountancy master’s programs are designed to provide a fifth year of accounting education that prepares graduates for careers in professional accounting and in other business fields. As a master’s student, you will not only enhance your knowledge in the field of accounting but will also develop critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills that will set you apart from your peers as you begin your career. The analytical work that you will do in the master’s program will give you skills to dig deeper into data analysis, allowing you to use that analysis to interpret results and, more importantly, transform those results into usable information for decision making.
We offer four master’s programs: Master of Accountancy, Master of Accountancy & Data Analytics, Master of Taxation, and Master of Taxation & Data Analytics.
Our master degree programs:
- Include 30 semester hours (10 three-hour courses) taken over approximately 10-12 months
- Provide students with a comprehensive education in accountancy and, if desired, specialization in an area of interest
- Offer a three-credit-hour CPA review course that gives students high-quality exam preparation and the opportunity to sit for each part of the CPA exam
- Connect students with professionals in the field through events and internships.
For more information about our master’s programs, please contact Dr. Jennifer McClure, Director of Master’s Programs, at email@example.com or (662) 915-1675.
Master of Accountancy
The Master of Accountancy program offers broad graduate-level accounting education with four required accountancy and taxation courses, four accountancy electives, and two non-accountancy electives, allowing students to tailor the program to their specific interests and career goals. While there are no required data analytics courses, students will gain knowledge of data analytics in some required coursework.
Master of Accountancy & Data Analytics
Launched in 2018 through a partnership with KPMG, the Master of Accountancy & Data Analytics program is one of the first of its kind in the nation and offers specialization in data analytics paired with broad graduate-level accounting education. In this program, students are prepared for careers in the data age as they gain hands-on experience in data analytics and cutting-edge technologies. The program requires five accountancy and taxation courses, three data analytics courses, and two accountancy electives.
Master of Taxation
The Master of Taxation program offers graduate-level accounting education for students who plan to pursue careers in taxation. Students take five required accountancy and taxation courses, two taxation electives, two accountancy electives, and one non-accountancy elective to complete this program. While there are no required data analytics courses, students will gain knowledge of data analytics in some required coursework.
Master of Taxation & Data Analytics
The Master of Taxation & Data Analytics program, launched in 2018 through a partnership with KPMG, is one of a few such programs in the nation and offers specialization in both taxation and data analytics. Students in this program are given many opportunities to gain hands-on experience in data analytics and the latest relevant technologies. The program includes five accountancy and taxation courses, three data analytics courses, one taxation elective, and one accountancy elective.
Concurrent Juris Doctor/Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctor/Master of Taxation
Through our partnership with the School of Law, we offer concurrent Juris Doctor/Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctor/Master of Taxation programs that allow students to take courses that provide credit for both degrees. By pursuing the degrees concurrently, students complete the 30-hour Master of Accountancy or Master of Taxation and the 90-hour Juris Doctor with 108 hours of coursework. Students participating in concurrent degree programs must be admitted by both the School of Law and the Graduate School/Patterson School of Accountancy.