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M.S. in Professional Accounting

Emma Tangel

Meet M.S. in Accounting Student, Emma Tangel
“… the classes in graduate school are much smaller than undergrad which allowed the studies to be more focused. The smaller class size really helped me build relationships with my professors and easily ask for help when needed.”
—Emma Tangel ’20, ’21 M.S. 

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M.S. in Professional Accounting, a STEM-Designated Program

The Future of Business Is Yours

Design your M.S. in professional accounting (MSA) experience at the Whitman School. The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting offers a STEM-designated MSA program that pairs a comprehensive curriculum with real-world experience to produce confident and competent practicing accountants, consultants and managers.

Our program accommodates students with an undergraduate accounting degree, as well as those with an undergraduate degree in another academic area who may need to take additional courses. Students who complete the MSA program are able to sit for the Certified Professional Accounting exam. The Whitman School is AACSB accredited, and our accounting program is registered as a New York State CPA licensing program. Please refer to for more information regarding licensure requirements.

Most, if not all, M.S. students are eligible for merit-based scholarships.

We offer a flexible, elective schedule so you can integrate different aspects of business into your degree, and participate in professional associations, seminars and networking events to give you an edge as you work with Whitman’s dedicated Career Center to pursue a professional position. Many of the leading firms, such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, consistently put our MSA graduates to work.

Whitman MSA by the Numbers (5 year average)
Average GMAT: 616
50% Male
50% Female

The Whitman School also offers an online Master of Science in accounting program. In addition to training for traditional accounting roles, such as the CPA, Accounting@Syracuse graduates also will gain the skills required for roles such as financial analyst, corporate treasurer, controller, auditor or financial consultant. The program offers three sequences of study based on a student’s prior undergraduate experience.

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M.S. in Accounting Online

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Whitman's online Master of Science in professional accounting, Accounting@Syracuse, is available to students around the world looking to either advance within or transition to a career in the field of accounting.

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