The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree is designed to provide advanced accounting preparation for careers in public, private and governmental accounting. The MSA will also prepare students to meet the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy prerequisites for the Uniform CPA Examination. Interaction among faculty, students and employers and provides structured practical experience through student internships. To complete the degree the student must completed ten graduate courses or 30 SCH. Depending on their interests, the student will have some choice of elective courses.
An applicant may be admitted to the MSA degree program as a degree-status graduate student if he or she:
1. Has an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited university.
2. Has a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale or has a GPA of 2.75 or better for the last 60 earned hours of undergraduate credit.
3. Takes the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) prior to enrollment.
4. Submits an essay describing why he or she wants a graduate degree in business. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words.
Mode of Delivery
The core delivery system of the Saturday MSA is the traditional face-to-face classroom instructional methodology. In addition to offering classroom instruction at the Northwest Campus, some courses may be offered using hybrid or blended learning methodology. In these cases most course contact hours will occur in a face-to-face classroom setting at the Northwest Campus, but some contact hours will occur via eCourses, PVAMU’s implementation of the popular Blackboard CE 6 Online Learning Management System.
Typical MSA students will enroll in two courses per semester during spring, summer, and fall semesters. All courses will be offered on Saturdays, to allow working professionals the opportunity to obtain MSA degrees while upholding their professional responsibilities. The classes will meet on alternate Saturday’s providing flexibility to students.