Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

Embark upon your professional career in accounting with the MSA program at SF State.

The MSA program is flexible for business and non-business undergraduates and is designed to meet the academic course work requirements for the Certified Professional Accounting (CPA) examination. Specialized areas of study include financial accounting, auditing, managerial accounting, taxation, and accounting information systems. MSA graduates have moved on to career opportunities with global leaders that include Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, KPMG, Chevron, Moss Adams, Grant Thornton, Burr Pilger Mayer, and Armanino LLP.

Choose one of the following paths to begin your MSA degree:

  • Accelerated Path: You already have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and want to enhance the marketability of your degree for career advancement. Earn your MSA in just a few months or longer depending on your preferences.
  • Transition Path: You have a bachelor’s degree in an area other than accounting. You can complete your MSA in less than two years.
  • International Student Path: International students follow the same course in the Transition Path, in addition to international requirements. For more information, please visit International Student Admissions.

MSA Admissions

Students can enroll full or part-time to pursue their MSA degree. For information, see Graduate Admissions and Application Deadlines

Degree Requirements

Students must complete foundation requirements and four workshops during the first semester of the program. For information on MSA Foundation requirements, see the SF State Bulletin

Or, view the Accelerated Path (pdf)

Or, view the Transition Path (pdf)

Students must complete four Professional Development workshops during their first semester of the program. Visit the Professional Development Workshops for topics and dates

MSA Advisers

As an MSA student, you join a supportive community led by MSA Advisers. View the list of MSA advisers.