Wayne State University

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Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)

At Wayne State University, we take the advanced study of accounting seriously.

Our Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.) program is highly selective and is intended for students with undergraduate degrees in business or accounting. The program prepares students for a career in public accounting.


Licensure Preparation

The program provides you with the opportunity to meet the 150-hour education requirement for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in Michigan. You will become better prepared to sit for the CPA exam.

Students with undergraduate degrees in accounting, who are pursuing careers in private industry, financial institutions, government and non-profit organizations, will benefit from the additional study as well.


Practical Curriculum

Accounting faculty members have expertise in auditing, international accounting, business law and ethics, taxation and other areas.

And they share their experiences as business professionals, to provide real-world context to the curriculum.

We are committed to helping you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance your career.



An advantage of having multiple campuses and online courses is flexibility. For example, students can complete the entire M.S.A. program without ever leaving Oakland County by completing courses at the Oakland Center in Farmington Hills.

Students are not required to complete all classes at the Oakland Center, they merely have the option to do so.


Ready to Get Started?

For further information, contact an advisor or the Department of Accounting Chair.