Accounting, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WY,
The Master of Science in Accounting (MS-Accounting) degree is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting in the United States.  However it is possible to be admitted to the program once deficiency courses have been successfully completed. Those holding a degree from within the U.S., but not in accounting, and international applicants can still apply for admission once the deficiency courses have been successfully completed


The MS-Accounting degree consists of a minimum of 30 hours of coursework beyond the bachelor's degree.  Students  complete coursework in accounting and elective business and/or non-business areas.  Eighty percent of the students' total coursework must consist of 5000-level courses; the remaining 20 percent may be 4000-level courses (approximately six hours).  The Course of Study the students must take consists of 15 hours of accounting coursework. Course selection is made from the MS in Accounting Courses list.  Students must take these 3 required accounting courses:


The University of Wyoming has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission continuously since 1923. Following the completion of its self-study, the University hosted its last Higher Learning Commission site review team and received continued accreditation in 2009-2010. The University’s next scheduled comprehensive review from the Higher Learning Commission will be in 2019-2020.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in Managerial Accounting 
  • Fraud Examination 
  • Seminar in Managerial Fraud 
  • Seminar in Accounting Information Systems 
  • Individual and Estate Tax Planning 
  • Seminar in Contemporary Topics in Accounting 
  • Survey of International Accounting 
  • Advanced Problems in Accounting 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: September 3
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    30 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Admission Requirements
  • Completed university application and required application fee
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 AND a minimum GPA of 3.0 in accounting courses. Applicants who don't meet both GPA requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • A total score of 550 or better on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or a combined score of 300 or better on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). GMAT and GRE scores must be sent directly to the M.S. in Accounting Program. NOTE: Students who have earned their undergraduate degree in Accounting from a United States AACSB accredited institution are eligible to have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary) sent directly from the issuing institution (not necessary if UW is the most recent institution attended).
  • Three work- or school-related letters of recommendation sent by the reference to the Master of Science in Accounting program.
  • For international students a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 540 on the Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 76 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT).  The M.S. Accounting Program does not accept IELTS scores.
  • International students must also have sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4518 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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  • Tuition fee per 9 credits, per semester;


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  • Processing financial aid forms (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study employment
  • Advising students regarding financial aid and money management
  • Processing awarded scholarships (Hathaway, UW and outside scholarships)
  • Assist students and families with financial aid questions
  • Coordinate Veterans benefits and certification

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