The Master of Science in Accounting at OSU is a top-ranked program providing students
with a sound knowledge of the most advanced theory and practice of accounting that
facilitates the acquisition of market-driven specializations. The program employs
a cohort approach that begins in the summer and places a particular emphasis on communication
skills, creativity, personal responsibility and continuing development of leadership
Utilizing the Power of Personal, our students receive individualized feedback at the
end of the summer and fall semesters. Students who earn their bachelor’s degree in
accounting can complete the master's degree in a fifth year, which can lead to CPA
The accounting master’s degree program requires 33 or 34 credit hours depending on
a selected option. Students may select one of three options: financial reporting and
auditing, data analytics and systems, or corporate finance.
Admissions are decided on a holistic approach with successful candidates meeting the
an undergraduate degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a GPA of 3.25 in the required prerequisite ACCT
a GMAT score of 550. GMAT waivers are available for an overall GPA of 3.5 and upper-division
accounting GPA of 3.5.
ACCT prerequisite courses and upper division GPA to include the following courses
or course equivalents:
Foundational Accounting Skills
Federal Income Taxation
Intermediate Accounting I and II
Accounting Information Systems
Admission interviews may be conducted as necessary. Applicants must submit a completed
Graduate College application, resume, letter of recommendation and a personal statement.
All program students begin coursework in the summer. The priority application deadline
is Jan. 31. The final application deadline is March 15.