M.S. in Accounting (MSA)
The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is an excellent choice for those with an undergraduate degree in accounting or business who want to pursue licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
The MSA helps graduates develop a deep knowledge of all areas of accounting and prepare for the CPA exam. This 30 credit hour program, together with a student's undergraduate degree in business or accounting, is designed to satisfy the 150 credit hour requirement for licensure in Colorado and most other states.
Like all business degrees offered at UCCS, this program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This prestigious accreditation is your assurance that you are attending a quality program, taught by well-qualified faculty, and with a commitment to student success and continuous improvement. Learn More >>
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|Program||Overview||Time to Complete||Credit Hours|
|Part-Time MSA||Complete your MSA degree on a part-time basis with on campus or remote synchronous class options. Courses are delivered in a 16-week semester format.||18 months||30|
|MSA Fast Track Program||Enroll in the Fast Track MSA Program to complete your degree at an accelerated pace. This track is designed exclusively for high-achieving UCCS undergraduate accounting students. Courses are delivered in a 16-week semester format.||12 months||30|
|MSA+ Certificate Option||Earn your MSA degree plus a graduate certificate in a non-accounting business area. Adding a graduate business certificate enhances the strong accounting foundation obtained in the MSA program with a concentration in another business management area.||18-24 months||30|