Accounting M.S.

Become the Financial Backbone of Your Business

There is a demand for greater corporate transparency and higher quality financial reporting in today's capital markets, as well as a need for professionals in accounting with critical thinking skills and integrity. Meet this demand by becoming an accounting leader with a Master of Science in Accounting from University of Houston-Clear Lake. With your Master of Science in Accounting, you’ll find career opportunities are abundant in areas such as auditing, forensic accounting, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal auditing, managerial accounting, and tax planning. Your degree will take you beyond a mastery of core quantitative abilities. You’ll acquire a basis for exercising judgment in accounting-related decisions within administrative, managerial, and professional positions to enhance rapid career development.

Take the CPA Exam with Confidence

Your Master of Science in Accounting will prepare you to sit for and pass the Certified Public Accountant examination. You’ll be taught in small classes by dedicated College of Business faculty members who blend research with applications in professional practice, innovative pedagogy, and disciplined-based scholarship. In addition to satisfying the required preparation for the CPA exam, your coursework will ensure requirements are met for other professional certifications within this plan. The program also offers a concentration in Management Information Systems. Students can get involved with Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information professionals, and the UHCL Accounting Association/Institute of Management Accounting Student Chapter through excellent networking opportunities for accounting students.

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Admission Requirements

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  • Accounting M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score: Less than 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework (3.000 GPA preferred on the last 60 hours of coursework) and submission of GMAT score.

    Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:

    • UHCL Students: Have an overall GPA of at least 3.000 in upper-division courses at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) and have a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper-division Accounting courses at UHCL, with an overall GPA of at least 3.000 in those courses.
    • Non-UHCL Students: Have an overall GPA of at least 3.250 in upper-division courses at an institution with AACSB Business accreditation and have a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper-division Accounting courses at an institution with AACSB Business accreditation, with an overall GPA of at least 3.250 in those courses.
    • Advance Degree Holders: Earned a graduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited university or a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).


Degree Requirements

Each course of study in the College of Business here at University of Houston-Clear Lake has specific degree requirements you must fulfill to graduate. Find out more today.

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2019
    Final - January 22
  • Summer 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 28
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 12
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

aacsb University of Houston-Clear Lake is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
aacsb Around 1 percent of the world’s business schools have earned business and separate accounting accreditation from the AACSB - and we’re one of them.


Accounting M.S. Faculty

Hui Du
Hui Du

Hui Du

Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3144
Email: duhui1@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237, Room 5

Faculty Bio

Jun Hao

Jun (Maggie) Hao

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3163
Email: hao@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Rajib Hasan
Rajib Hasan

Rajib Hasan

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3162
Email: hasan@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Cynthia Heagy
Cynthia Heagy

Cynthia D. Heagy

Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3043
Email: heagy@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237, Room 4

Faculty Bio

Sehan Kim

Sehan Kim

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3108
Email: kim@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Michael Lacina
Michael Lacina

Michael Lacina

Faculty Chair and Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3171
Email: lacina@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Conni Lehmann
Constance Lehmann

Constance M. Lehmann

Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3157
Email: lehmann@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Barry Marks
Barry Marks

Barry Marks

Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3214
Email: marks@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Shanshan Pan

Shanshan Pan

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3165
Email: pan@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Haeyoung Shin
Haeyoung Shin

Haeyoung Shin

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3166
Email: shinha@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio

Susan M. Sorensen

Susan Sorensen

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3160
Email: sorensen@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237, Room 8

Faculty Bio

Randall Xu

Randall Xu

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3145
Email: xuzhao@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237, Room 6

Faculty Bio

Lin Yi

Lin (Libby) Yi

Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3176
Email: yil@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3237

Faculty Bio