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ACC-MS - Accounting


Official Name of Program


Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MS - Master of Science



NYSED Program Code

35387 - ACC-MS

CIP Code


The College of Staten Island offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Accounting. Designed to provide accounting students with specialized knowledge in a critical area of accounting while also providing them with a broader understanding of the business environment and enabling students to meet the 150- credit requirement for CPA licensure. 

Graduate Course Double Counting Policy

The undergraduate students satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to three graduate courses (to fulfill their 400 level elective requirements) at undergraduate tuition to be counted towards their bachelor’s degree. These graduate courses will be double-counted toward their master’s degree. This allows students to earn both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees in five years.


  1. Current enrollment in bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Economics at the College of Staten Island and successful completion of three years of study with 90 or more earned credits. 

  2. Cumulative GPA 3.3 or above.

  3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a full-time College of Staten Island Business School faculty under whom the applicant has studied. 

  4. Permissions from the course instructor, the coordinator of the graduate program, and the department chairperson.

  5. Application for admission and conditional acceptance into to the Business Management graduate program.

  6. All graduate courses in the MS in Accounting can be taken as double-counting courses