Accounting (MS)

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SUNY Poly offers a highly regarded online MS in Accounting, which is registered by the New York State Education Department as a licensure-qualifying program for students to fulfill the 150-semester hour education requirement for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure.

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The Master of Science in Accounting degree program is a 33 credit hour program consisting of 11 courses that allow students to pursue their professional interests. This program accommodates both full-time and part-time students being  available in a full online format.

The Master of Science in Accounting program is registered to satisfy the 150 hour licensure requirement for New York State and developed in response to two demands. The first was the increasing number of accountants who held undergraduate degrees in accounting and wanted to continue developing in a wide range of professional accounting careers. These careers included public, corporate, not-for-profit and government accounting. Additionally, in view of the 150 credit hour education requirement established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) starting in the year 2000, the program was developed to qualify students to sit for professional accounting examinations that lead to credentials such as the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designations.

The program is primarily intended for students who have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting. Students who may not have a background in accounting but desire an opportunity to broaden their capabilities and specialize in this area are afforded the option to do so with this program. These students would be required to include additional undergraduate prerequisite coursework in their plan of study and would do so under the guidance of the program coordinator.

SUNY Poly also offers an Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Valuation.

Learn about our faculty member Brent McCallum here: BRENT MCCALLUM 

For admissions questions/information contact:
Alicia Foster, Director of Graduate Admissions

Chelagat Misiko
Academic Advisor/Lecturer of Accounting


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