Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.)

Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.)


The Master of Science in Accounting is a 30-hour graduate program that, in accordance with the mission of Liberty University, serves to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills individuals need to impact their business world. The goal is to develop accounting knowledge and expertise, within the Christian worldview, essential for functioning in a variety of accounting and business contexts.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Incorporate Christian worldview perspectives with the profession’s established code of professional conduct, when solving accounting ethical dilemmas.
  • Evaluate and present scholarship relevant to accounting contexts.
  • Solve complex accounting issues within various contexts.

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements, graduation from the M.S. in Accounting requires:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
  2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  3. TOEFL (if applicable)

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may be admitted on Academic Caution status. Students who do not have course work in accounting, or do not have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, will be required to take up to 21 credits of undergraduate prerequisites before beginning graduate level accounting course work.

Prerequisites for Admission

Prerequisites for admission to the Master of Science in Accounting program are:

ACCT 211Financial Principles3
ACCT 212Managerial Principles3
ACCT 301Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACCT 311Corporate Accounting 3
ACCT 401Individual Taxation3
ACCT 404Assurance and Attestation3

It is recommended that students without an accounting undergraduate degree take ACCT 403 Fund Accounting for Government and Not for Profits (3 c.h.) in order to meet the governmental accounting course requirement for the CPA exam.

  • Audit Accountant
  • Business Owner
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Finance Manager
  • Tax Auditor
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