MS in Accounting

This program prepares students for leadership roles in financial accounting and managerial accounting. Students gain general business knowledge and specialized accounting skills necessary for success. In addition, the program prepares students to pass the CPA Exam, both by covering the content areas of the exam and by satisfying the 150 credit-hour requirement of Pennsylvania and many other U.S. states.

To learn more about the MS in Accounting program, use the links below.


Discover the basic requirements—including prerequisites—for enrollment in the Master of Science in Accounting program. 


Find all the information you need about the application and admission process


Curious about the courses you'll take as a master's degree student? View courses and recommended electives.

CPA Licensing

Here you'll find information about credit, course, degree, and work experience requirements for earning your CPA license.  

International Applicants

View frequently asked questions and answers for international applicants

Tuition and Aid

Tuition and fees vary based on program, residential status, and other factors. Learn more about tuition and aid.


Please refer to the Accounting Program FAQs page for answers to your questions about start dates, tuition, requirements, and more. 

Pitt Accounting CPE Conference 2019

The Pitt Accounting CPE Conference 2019 was held on May 17. Learn more.

Pitt Accounting Conference in Shanghai

The Pitt Accounting Conference in Shanghai was held on June 22. Learn more.

Karen Shastri

Faculty Director

Karen Shastri
Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
Director of the Master of Science in Accounting Program