Become the Financial Backbone of Your Business
There is a demand for greater corporate transparency and higher quality financial reporting in today's capital markets, as well as a need for professionals in accounting with critical thinking skills and integrity. Meet this demand by becoming an accounting leader with a Master of Science in Accounting from University of Houston-Clear Lake. With your Master of Science in Accounting, you’ll find career opportunities are abundant in areas such as auditing, forensic accounting, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal auditing, managerial accounting, and tax planning. Your degree will take you beyond a mastery of core quantitative abilities. You’ll acquire a basis for exercising judgment in accounting-related decisions within administrative, managerial, and professional positions to enhance rapid career development.
Take the CPA Exam with Confidence
Your Master of Science in Accounting will prepare you to sit for and pass the Certified
Public Accountant examination. You’ll be taught in small classes by dedicated College
of Business faculty members who blend research with applications in professional practice,
innovative pedagogy, and disciplined-based scholarship. In addition to satisfying
the required preparation for the CPA exam, your coursework will ensure requirements
are met for other professional certifications within this plan. The program also offers
a concentration in Management Information Systems. Students can get involved with
Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information
professionals, and the UHCL Accounting Association/Institute of Management Accounting
Student Chapter through excellent networking opportunities for accounting students.
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We're excited that you want to enroll in University of Houston-Clear Lake as a student in our College of Business. Find out the steps you need to take as you begin the admissions process. We’re excited that you want to enroll in UHCL’s College of Business. Find out what it takes to join us.
- Accounting M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score: Less than 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework (3.000 GPA preferred on the last 60 hours of coursework) and submission of GMAT score.
Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:
- UHCL Students: Have an overall GPA of at least 3.000 in upper-division courses at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) and have a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper-division Accounting courses at UHCL, with an overall GPA of at least 3.000 in those courses.
- Non-UHCL Students: Have an overall GPA of at least 3.250 in upper-division courses at an institution with AACSB Business accreditation and have a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper-division Accounting courses at an institution with AACSB Business accreditation, with an overall GPA of at least 3.250 in those courses.
- Advance Degree Holders: Earned a graduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited university or a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).
Each course of study in the College of Business here at University of Houston-Clear
Lake has specific degree requirements you must fulfill to graduate. Find out more
Put your budding business degree to work with an analysis of the potential costs of your UHCL degree.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Summer 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - May 18 (Extended)
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Fall 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - August 10 (Extended)
Former UHCL Students - August 10
Spring 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - January 19
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
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