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An MS Program that Advocates Critical Thinking to Excel in Today's Economy

The Master of Science in Accounting program is designed for motivated students who have satisfied the undergraduate requirements in accounting and are ready to grow their skillsets and advance their careers. Our program is shaped for our students to complete their master's coursework and simultaneously satisfy New York state requirements for the CPA exam. Hunter students graduate advantageously into the job market with our program’s emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving — two in-demand skills for the complex global economy. So much so, that as of 2017, 40% of the CPA exam is focused on critical thinking, making Hunter’s program well-positioned to become a leader in preparing students to excel in the world’s most significant financial job market.


Our students belong to a vibrant and diverse academic community that go on to thrive in the New York City job market.

Application Deadlines

*Deadlines may be extended. Contact the admission office to ensure applications are closed.

Fall - Early Deadline: April 1

Fall - Late Deadline: June 1

Spring: November 1

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By the Numbers: Master's in Accounting


Highest CPA exam pass rate among CUNY colleges


Highest CPA exam pass rate in NYC programs


New York is the largest accounting job market in the U.S.


Part-time students. – 2016


Full-time students can complete their degree


Full-time students. – 2016

Alumni Work at Premiere New York Institutions:

* Plus every major financial and accounting firm in New York City

The Value of Earning an M.S. in Accounting

Career Tracks






Forensic Accounting

State government workers

IRS workers

Professional Benefits

Stable career

Financially rewarding

Respected profession

Long-term job growth

Strong peer network in NYC

Frontlines of global economy

Program Attributes

Prime location

Small class size

Attentive faculty

Flexible schedule

Program Emphasis

Critical thinking


Communication and teamwork

Case studies

Research projects