Master's in Accounting

MS in Accounting Plan of Study

The 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.

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