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 an Information Session: Fall 2020

Learn details of the curriculum and admission process by attending an information session!

Live Information Session Via Zoom
Date: TBD
Time: TBD (EST)
Location: Zoom 
To Access Live Zoom Session, please RSVP!

Candidates interested in applying to this unique program during the Fall 2020 term or in a future semester, are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with Mary-Grace Tomecki, who advises students in the BS/MS in Accounting Program.  She can also be reached via email at mtomecki@stern.nyu.edu.

Application Guidelines for Fall 2020

1. Application
Admission is only open to enrolled NYU-Stern undergraduate students in the Business Program. Students are encouraged to reach out to Mary-Grace Tomecki, the Academic Adviser for the BS/MS in Accounting Program, about applying for admission. Her email is mtomecki@stern.nyu.edu. During the fall 2020 semester, students are encouraged to schedule appointments with Mary-Grace via Zoom or phone.

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. Candidates may be invited for an interview or asked to provide references.

2.  The Fall Application Process is as follows:
Rising Stern Juniors (Class of 2022) and Rising Stern Seniors (Class of 2021):
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 9am (EST)

If you are a current Stern senior interested in applying, you are encouraged to contact Mary-Grace Tomecki at mtomecki@stern.nyu.edu as changes to your fall 2020 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 2020

Information for Class of 2019 MS in Certified Public Accounting Students
(Materials for Class of 2019 Orientation)


Panelist Contact Information

2019_Stern Graduate Registration Guide
Registration Period:
March TBD

2019 Course List

2019_Stern Bursar_Tuition and Fees Worksheet
Deadline for Paid Tuition and Fees:
On or before TBD

2019_Stern Bursar_50-50 Payment Plan Option

2019_Stern Financial Aid - Sample Breakdown

2019_OGS_International Student I-20 Information

CPA Exam/License Checklist

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.