Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School

Accounting

General Information

Degrees Offered

Introduction

The School of Accountancy and Finance offers a one-year 30 hour master program with an integrated CPA review.

The goal is to prepare our students for careers in public/private accounting with a focus on students who want to obtain certification as a Certified Public Accountant.

About the Program

Goals

In our opinion, what makes Clemson different from other schools is how we structure our program. Unlike most programs where students take all their coursework in the fall and spring semesters and are left to deal with the CPA exam on their own in the summer, we strategically spread our coursework out over the fall, spring and summer sessions allowing our student cohort group to take each of the four sections of the Becker CPA review during the program. The intent is for our students to immediately sit for each part of the CPA exam as they complete the respective section of review. We believe this structure provides the students with not only the technical skills they need via our coursework, but the support of a structured CPA review that is taken with a supportive cohort of students all working toward the goal of passing the CPA exam.

This is all accomplished from our new home in the ONE building in downtown Greenville. Our location strategically places our faculty and students at the center of the region’s most dynamic business location and allows students the opportunity to network with members of the business community in a variety of college-sponsored events and to actively participate in local professional organizations.

More information on the admission requirements and process, prerequisites, curriculum, course calendar, and course descriptions are detailed in the MPAcc Handbook.

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Carl Hollingsworth)

Application Requirements

Applying

We currently accept new applicants in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Students entering our program should have a four-year baccalaureate degree. Additionally, should have completed 30 semester hours in the business and 18 (or 21) semester hours of upper division accounting prior to enrollment in our program. The business core includes but is not limited to principles of accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, and marketing. The 18 (or 21) semester hours of upper division accounting 18 (or 21) semester hours of upper division accounting include intermediate accounting (6 or 9 hours), accounting information systems, auditing, cost/managerial accounting, and individual income tax.

We have rolling admissions and may admit students until shortly before the start of classes or until program reaches capacity. Due to the large number of applicants and limited number of openings, we highly recommend that you submit your completed application by December 31st for fall admissions and September 30th for spring admissions. Admissions after December 31st and September 30th will be considered on a space available basis. Applicants seeking merit based financial awards (assistantships and/or fellowships) must apply by December 31st for fall admissions and September 30th for spring admissions.

Required Documents

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Carl Hollingsworth)

Financial Aid

To see the proposed Graduate Tuition Rates for this academic year, click here.

The School or Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the School or Program.

Program Coordinator

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