Master of Science in Accounting

Lamar University's College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

MSA program highlights

  • Structured Recruiting Process including global, mid-market and local accounting firms, as well as employers from corporations, nonprofit organizations and the governmental sector.

  • Professional Development Programs including interaction with professionals with local, regional and international business experience.

  • Opportunity for paid Internship while receiving up to six hours of graduate credit.

  • Opportunity for Study Abroad including funding awarded by the Steinhagen Global Fellows Endowment.

  • You can sit for the CPA examination in your last semester of coursework.

What can an MSA do for you?

The Lamar University Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide students with the necessary critical thinking abilities, communication and team skills, and knowledge of ethics and professionalism for successful careers in public accounting, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. 

The Lamar University MS in accounting degree can satisfy all educational requirements adopted by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit the CPA exam in the state of Texas.

Who can get an MSA?

While a majority of MS in accounting students have an undergraduate degree in Accounting or Business, a number of students have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in areas other than Business.

Students admitted without the necessary undergraduate coursework in Accounting and/or Business will be required to take prerequisite courses in those areas before enrolling for graduate Accounting or Business courses.

MSA students with undergraduate accounting degrees can earn their MSA in just 16 months through Lamar University's Traditional MSA.