Dual BS/MS in Accounting Program

Balance your future!

The Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting - CPA Track) and Master of Science in Certified Public Accounting dual degree program provides students with the opportunity to earn two separate degrees. The BS in Business Degree is typically completed in four years or less at the Stern Undergraduate College. Upon completion, students transition to the Stern Graduate School to earn an MS in Certified Public Accounting Degree in one accelerated summer. In doing so, students will have acquired 150 credits and satisfied the educational requirement to become a licensed CPA in New York State, as well as most other states.

Admission is only open to enrolled NYU Stern undergraduate students.


Plan Your Curriculum

Use the curriculum worksheet to help plan your BS/MS degree program.

Alternatively, students can concentrate in general accounting.

Attend Our Next Information Session

Interested in learning more about the BS/MS in Accounting Program, attend our next information session!

Live (Virtual) BS/MS in Accounting Information Session
Hosted by Prof. Shehata, our Academic Director and Mary-Grace Tomecki and Fatima Chishti, our Academic Advisers

Date: Tuesday, January 12
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am (ET)
Location: Zoom 
To Access Live Zoom Session, please RSVP!

Candidates interested in applying to this unique program are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with either Mary-Grace Tomecki or Fatima Chishti, who advise students in the BS/MS in Accounting Program. 

If you are a junior or senior interested in applying, please email Mary-Grace directly at mtomecki@stern.nyu.edu.

Application Guidelines for Spring 2021

1. Application
Admission is only open to enrolled NYU-Stern undergraduate students in the Business Program.


The online application for sophomores opened on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:00 am (ET).  Students are encouraged to reach out to either Mary-Grace Tomecki (mtomecki@stern.nyu.edu) or Fatima Chishti (fc1380@stern.nyu.edu) the Academic Advisers for the BS/MS in Accounting Program, about the admission process.  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 1 at 9:00 am (ET).

Strong candidates have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, an interest in working as a CPA or a related professional path, and a verifiable commitment to completing the 150-credit BS/MS in Accounting dual degree program, which includes a summer of graduate level coursework immediately following graduation from the bachelor of science degree program. 


The application for first year students will open in April of 2021.  Please check back here in March of 2021 for more information.

2.  The Fall Application Process is currently closed, but Rising Stern Juniors (Class of 2022) and Rising Stern Seniors (Class of 2021) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If you are a current Stern junior or senior interested in applying, you are encouraged to contact Mary-Grace Tomecki at mtomecki@stern.nyu.edu as changes to your spring 2021 schedule maybe necessary to ensure adequate degree progress. 

Discover More

Find details about CPA license requirements and guidance to CPA license examination registration by contacting the New York State Education Department-Office of the Professions.

For further information about the accounting profession, contact the New York State Society of CPAs.

Scholarships for Current BS/MS Students

The New York State Society of CPAs offers scholarships on a competitive basis to help cover the cost of the MS in Accounting degree.

The deadline for the Excellence in Accounting Scholarship is TBD. Applications are currently not being accepted. 

MS in Certified Public Accounting - Class of 2021

Check back here in January of 2021 for more information!

CPA Licensure Disclosure Statement

Graduates of the BS/MS in Accounting Program satisfy the educational requirements for the CPA licensure in New York State.  For CPA licensure requirements in other states, we encourage students to refer to the specific state board for the most current information, as the requirements are different for every state and may change.