The MS in Accounting program is registered with the New York State Department of Education, enabling you to meet the educational requirements necessary to be licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in New York State. The program also addresses the 150-hour requirements in other states. If you plan to take the CPA exam in another state, you may be required to complete additional coursework. (See individual state requirements for variations.)
Why choose IC's MS in Accounting program?
The MS in Accounting program will prepare you to provide auditing, consulting, and income tax services for individuals, corporations, and non-profit organizations.
Earn your degree in as little as one year of full-time study.
If you have an accounting or business background, you could earn a business graduate degree in as little as one year of full-time study.
Ithaca College's MS in Accounting program is designed primarily for individuals who have already earned an undergraduate accounting degree, but it is open to any candidate who meets the entry requirements. Prior to matriculation, applicants seeking admission to the MS in Accounting program must have completed either of the following:
- a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited institution; or
- a bachelor’s degree in business with at least 60 credits in liberal arts coursework as well as Intermediate Accounting (I and II), Cost Accounting, Tax Accounting, Auditing, and Commercial Law.
Tailor your degree according to your interests and career goals
Core courses provide advanced training in theory and application of financial accounting and reporting, taxation, auditing, and contemporary accounting practices. Elective courses allow you to tailor your program toward a focus in taxation or assurance or to satisfy individual interests and career goals.
Choose whether to start in spring or fall.
Enroll full time or part time starting in spring or fall—whichever is more convenient for you!
Questions? Contact our program director: