Southern Methodist University

Edwin L. Cox School of Business

Master of Science in Accounting


The Office of Research and Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 750240

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX 75275

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Accounting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Accounting degree is offered both as a full-time and as a part-time degree. As an accounting professional, the bottom line among prospective employers and clients is your proven proficiency-in technical knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills. Now you can enhance your credibility and expand your career options in the fields of accounting and finance by building on your undergraduate education while you prepare for CPA certification. The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University offers a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree. Our 32-hour program is designed to heighten your broad-based business knowledge to meet employers' expectations while satisfying the CPA licensing requirements. Advantages of an SMU Cox MSA include: SMU’s Dallas location yields exceptional job placement Virtually all students secure professional positions with top national and regional accounting firms prior to graduation Diverse choices of electives offered in a top 20 MBA Program including a highly regarded Tax Concentration designed by tax professionals The 32-hour MSA Program may be pursued full-time in only nine months or part-time in day or evening classes Connections to top-caliber executives as long-term mentors Opens the door to SMU’s elite network of business leaders Our program provides the technical knowledge, global business understanding and soft skills necessary to succeed in today’s challenging business environment. We provide the opportunity to learn in an environment fostering innovative business ideas and solutions that will enable you to transition strategically and successfully into your new accounting career. More than just CPA exam prep, the SMU Cox MSA equips you to launch your career.


Southern Methodist University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association

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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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