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Accounting MS

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Master of Science (MS) degree in Accounting is designed to prepare you with a broad-based background in business and in-depth knowledge in accounting. We provide a basis for exercising judgment in accounting-related decisions within administrative, managerial, and professional positions to enhance rapid career development. The course of study satisfies the required preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. In addition, requirements for other professional certifications may be met within this plan.

MIS Concentration

A concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) is also available in our MS in Accounting degree.

View MIS concentration degree plan

Career Advancement and New Opportunities

A MS in Accounting will lead to career opportunities in areas such as auditing, forensic accounting, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal auditing, managerial accounting, and tax planning.

Internships. Campus Involvement. Networking.

UHCL internship and co-op programs are great opportunities to create connections and get real-world experience before you graduate. You can also get involved on campus. Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information professionals, and the UHCL Accounting Association/Institute of Management Accounting Student Chapter provide excellent networking opportunities for accounting students. Speak to an advisor about opportunities available in the accounting program today.

Mission Statement

The mission of the accounting program is to provide junior, senior and master's level students in the Houston/Galveston metropolitan population with an education designed to instill accounting knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to be successful in their careers.

The undergraduate program primarily serves the region's community college systems by providing transfer students the opportunity to complete a four-year degree. Graduate programs serve both full-time students and working professionals in the region and provide the background to sit for the CPA examination. Instruction is designed for small classes and flexible hours. The faculty pursue a blend of research contributing to knowledge in professional practice, innovative pedagogy and discipline-based scholarship. The faculty interacts with professional organizations and the business community.

Our Faculty

Dr. Hui Du
Ph.D. - Rutgers University

Dr. Maggie Hao
Ph.D. - University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Rajib Hasan
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Cynthia Heagy
Ph.D. - University of Memphis

Dr. Sehan Kim
Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Michael Lacina
Ph.D. – Purdue University

Dr. Constance Lehmann
Ph.D. - Texas A&M University

Dr. Barry Marks
Ph.D. - Purdue University

Amanda Schoolcraft
Adjunct Faculty, Accounting

Dr. Shanshan Pan
Ph.D. - Louisiana State University

Dr. Haeyoung Shin
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Susan Sorensen
Ph.D. - University of Minnesota

Dr. Randall Xu
Ph.D. - University of Alabama

Dr. Libby Yi
Ph.D. - University of Houston

Degree Documents

Last updated: 03/02/2017 UTC
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