Accounting (MS)

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Program Overview

Welcome to the Master of Science in Accounting program at the Stern School of Business. This is a 1 year program that prepares students to sit for New York State’s Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. Students in the Master of Science in Accounting program take courses at Stern's Greenwich Village location. Please contact Academic Affairs and Advising at if you have any questions.

Graduates of this program satisfy the educational requirements for CPA licensure in New York State. For CPA licensure requirements in other states, we encourage students to refer to specific state board information ( as the information is different for every state and may change so it is important that you refer to this website for the most current information.


We anticipate the Fall 2024 MSA application will open in July.

We have introduced a new GMAT/GRE waiver program - to see if you may qualify, learn more.

We want to be your partner in the application process. The menu below provides detailed instructions on applying to Stern, along with helpful tips for preparing a competitive application. In order to apply, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and indicate how they have completed or plan to complete the pre-enrollment course requirements.

Applications for the Master of Science in Accounting program are accepted for the Fall start term only.

See Master of Science in Accounting | Admissions for additional admission requirements and instructions.