Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Accounting, M.S.

Students who wish to become professional accountants will find the online MS in Accounting degree to be one that enables them to develop both the personal and professional skills needed to enjoy a productive career.


Additional Requirements

The objectives of the master of science in accounting are:

  • To provide students with an advanced understanding of the field and sub-topics of accounting,
  • To provide students with professional skills that will enable them to enjoy productive and rewarding careers in accounting and accounting-related areas.

The program consists of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of graduate coursework. Students must complete coursework in accounting and elective business and/or non-business courses as approved by program leadership. Eighty percent of the student’s total coursework must consist of 5000-level courses; the remaining 20 percent may be 4000-level accounting or non-accounting courses (approximately six total credit hours). Non-accounting courses should be selected in consultation with the student’s graduate adviser. Non-accounting courses at the 4000-level may be taken during the senior year of undergraduate study and applied to the master’s program, but they must be reserved for graduate credit and approved by the graduate program director prior to the first day of such classes. Courses reserved for graduate credit may not be counted towards the undergraduate degree requirements. Approved reservation of courses for graduate credit does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. 

Core Accounting Courses

Students must take these 4 core accounting courses (minimum 12 credit hours):


NOTE: ACCT 4060, ACCT 4900 , ACCT 5000, and ACCT 5940 are not applicable to M.S. accounting students’ programs of study.

The student must complete the required coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale.

Any student falling below a cumulative GPA of 3.000 is automatically placed on probation for the following semester and must raise their GPA to 3.000 to avoid suspension. If a 3.000 GPA is not attained in the subsequent semester, the student will be suspended from the MS Accounting program and the University of Wyoming. 

Students must maintain good academic standing at the program and university level and receive no letter grade of D or F. If a letter grade of D or F is received, the student may be immediately dismissed from the program.

Required Accounting Elective

Any accounting course at the 5000+ level that has not been used to meet any other primary major requirement.