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Overview: CPA Licensure BS/MS Programs

Several combinations of undergraduate BS degrees and graduate degrees can lead a student to qualification for CPA licensure. They are:

Undergraduate degree in public accounting combined with:
  • MS in professional accounting
  • MS in professional taxation
Undergraduate degree in applied accounting and finance combined with:
  • MS in professional accounting
Undergraduate degree in accounting information systems combined with:
  • MS in professional accounting

Application deadlines:

  • October 11, 2019 — to begin graduate classes during the spring trimester (January)
  • January 10, 2020 ** — to begin graduate classes during the summer (May) or fall (September) trimester

** Priority deadline for scholarship eligibility.  Subsequent Fall 2020 application deadlines 

Note: Gabelli School students must apply prior to completing their BS degree and according to the deadlines above. For example: Fall graduates must apply by mid-October. Spring graduates need to apply by mid-January. 

Learn about the application procedures for BS/MS Programs with CPA licensure.

If you have any questions about the various programs before you are officially accepted, contact Brian Dunn, assistant dean for honors opportunities and BS/MS Programs, at bdunn@fordham.edu.