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Accounting, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) , OK,
Our M.S. in Accounting program at OSU has about 150 active students. We are a land-grant university with a down-to-earth mission. Students know their professors here; they know each other; and they willingly help each other. We expect excellence from our students and strive to provide them with the same.


Students who undertake our master’s program should be transformed into professionals who have completed the CPA exam and are technically adept, resourceful, and ready to compete in a fast-changing, increasingly-global world. We place a particular emphasis on professional ethics, personal responsibility, and continuing development of leadership skills.

There are two basic programs through which a student can complete a Master’s degree in Accounting here at OSU. These are the 4/1 Program and the Professional Program in Accounting.

4/1 Program

The 4/1 program is the appropriate program for a student who has completed an undergraduate degree in accounting or any other area of study and who wishes to attain a graduate degree in accounting. Students in this program must complete 33 hours of graduate-level course work, with at least 21 of those hours in accounting. Depending on the student’s educational background, additional accounting and/or business courses may be required to prepare for graduate-level study in accounting.

Professional Program in Accounting

The Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) allows an OSU undergraduate student to begin work on his/her Master’s degree during the first semester of the student’s senior year (i.e., after completion of 90 hours of undergraduate course work). Like the 4/1 program, the student must complete 33 hours of graduate-level courses, with at least 21 of those hours in accounting. The student’s B.S. degree is awarded on completion of their undergraduate requirements, and the M.S. is awarded when the Master’s requirements have been completed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Theory
  • Financial Accounting Research
  • Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Theory
  • Tax Research
  • Seminar in Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Seminar in Partnership Taxation
  • Seminar in Corporate Taxation
  • Oil & Gas Accounting
  • Financial Modeling and Statement Analysis
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Fraud Examination
  • Seminar in International Accounting
  • Graduate Internship in Accounting
  • Practicum in Professional Accounting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Create A New Account
  • Complete the application
  • Submit required support documents
  • Pay the application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    876 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 876 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    876 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 876 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    230 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 230 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • per credit hour

Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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