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Public Accounting, Master of Science

36-54 Credits
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus, Manhattan Campus


This is a licensure-qualifying CPA Program and meets the education requirements for the State of New York. Outside of New York, check with your state for specific education requirements.

The Department offers several graduate degree programs.  The Department offers two Master of Science (MS) degree programs in accounting or taxation and a Master of Business Administration degree program with specializations in public accounting, controllership and taxation.

The course of study for certified public accountants is governed by New York State laws and regulations issued by the New York State Education Department. In addition to stipulating the number of credits in accounting (33), the State Education Department requires candidates to have sufficient credits in general business (36). The accounting program presented below specifies the courses which the C.P.A. candidate must take to meet the standards for New York State certification. Therefore, students interested in obtaining the C.P.A. license should consult with an accounting advisor to have a course of study arranged which meets the standards for New York State certification.

Students who have majored at the undergraduate level in fields other than accounting may be required to take certain core courses in accounting and/or other fields of business specialization. Such students should consult their accounting advisor for an approved course of study.

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Accounting and Taxation faculty.