Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to provide advanced training in accounting to prepare aspiring accounting professionals for careers in public, private and governmental accounting.  This program assists graduates in meeting the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy prerequisites for the Uniform CPA Examination.

Director:         Gabriel Crosby

PVAMU Main Campus:  Agriculture/Business Multipurpose Building – Room 363

PVAMU Northwest Houston Center:  Room 220

Phone:  936.261.9215 or 936-261-9217    E-mail:

Core accounting courses for the MSA program are offered Saturdays at the Prairie View A&M University Northwest Houston Center located near FM 1960 and Tomball Parkway (SH 249) in Houston, Texas.

Master of Science in Accounting Core Courses
ACCT 5113 Advanced Auditing 3
ACCT 5123 Accounting Information Systems & Controls 3
ACCT 5133 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3
ACCT 5143 Accounting Theory 3
ACCT 5153 Seminar on Tax Consulting, Planning and Research 3
ACCT 5163 Law & Ethics for Accountants 3
BCOM 5203 Managerial Communication 3
Elective Courses (Select 3 elective courses for a total of 9 semester credit hours)
Total Required Credits 30
  • Class meetings for accounting core courses are on alternating Saturdays in Houston at the PVAMU Northwest Houston Center
  • Online coursework between class periods
  • Elective courses and BCOM 5203 (Managerial Communications) are offered online, face-to-face and in hybrid format and in the evenings year-round.


MS in Accounting Core Course Sequence

(Note:  Graduate level core accounting courses are offered once a year)

Fall Spring Summer
ACCT 5133 ACCT 5113 ACCT 5123
ACCT 5163 ACCT 5153 ACCT 5143

Students without a background or undergraduate work in accounting may be required to take some additional courses before enrolling in some graduate level accounting courses.  Coursework and equivalences taken at previous institutions is evaluated on a case-by-case basis upon submission of application materials.  For a list of prerequisite courses and their equivalencies, see: MSA Prerequisites and Equivalencies

CPA Information

A Master of Science in Accounting can lead to a number of career options.  Students interested in a career after earning a CPA credential can view information online.

For CPA examination requirements in Texas are listed on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy site.

Application Information

Apply to the PVAMU MSA Program:  MSA Application Packet

View course information details and the degree plan:  MSA Degree Plan

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students
International Students
March 1 February 1
Fall May 1 May 1
Spring October 1 September 1

Scholarship Information

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