Master of Science in Accounting (MS) Degree

MS in Accounting One-Year Plan of Study

The one-year plan of study is extremely focused for students who hold bachelor’s degrees in accounting and wish to sit for the CPA exam. The program can be completed full-time in just 12-months with part-time completion depending on the student. Students utilize course waivers and transfer credits to complete their program more quickly than our traditional two-year program.

See the current Drexel Course Catalog for degree requirements and course descriptions. Part-time students will determine a customized plan of study with their program advisor.

Total credits for program - 45 credits

Required courses - 15 credits
Accounting electives - 18 credits
Concentration requirements - 12 credits

Full-time Plan of Study - Master of Science in Accounting

Term Course Title Credits
Fall (12 credits) ACCT 600 Accounting Analysis and Theory 3
ACCT 604 International Financial Reporting 3
Accounting or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Winter (12 credits) BLAW 626 Law for the CPA 3
Accounting or Free Elective 3
Accounting or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Spring (12 credits) ACCT 605 Assurance Services 3
ACCT 606 Current Issues in Accounting Profession 3
Accounting or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Summer (9 credits) Accounting or Free Elective 3
Accounting or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course 3


Part-time Plan of Study - Master of Science in Accounting

Term Course Title Credits
Fall (6 credits) ACCT 600 Accounting Analysis and Theory 3
ACCT 604 International Financial Reporting 3
Winter (6 credits) BLAW 626 Law for the CPA 3
Accounting or Free Elective 3
Spring (6 credits) ACCT 605 Assurance Services 3
ACCT 606 Current Issues in Accounting Profession 3
Summer (6 credits) Accounting or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Fall (6 credits) Accounting or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Winter (6 credits) Accounting or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Spring (6 credits) Accounting or Free Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Summer (3 credits) Accounting or Free Elective 3