Why PlusOne MS in Accounting?

As an accounting major at Northeastern, you have ambitious career goals—and you want to start achieving them as soon as possible. Earning an MS in Accounting can open doors to higher-paying jobs and allow you to graduate right before the thick of accounting's busy season with a strategy to sit for your CPA exam.

The PlusOne MS in Accounting provides rigorous training in accounting along with additional credit hours required for CPA licensure. And, you'll graduate with your master's in half the time. This time savings provides a faster launch toward your future career.

  • Two Tracks: Specialize your studies in either audit or tax.
  • Start Early: Your first graduate classes will begin in the second summer term before your senior year. Talk to your undergraduate advisor about the prerequisites that must be completed prior to starting graduate classes.
  • Expert faculty: You'll learn from industry-leading faculty with years of experience at Big Four and other public accounting firms.
  • Credits Towards CPA Licensure: Earn the additional credit hours required to pursue your CPA license.

Earn your bachelor's degree and MS in Accounting concurrently

You can get started on your MS in Accounting as an undergraduate with the D'Amore-McKim PlusOne Program. Designed for academically outstanding students, the program allows you to take up to a total of 14 graduate credits during your senior year and apply those credits toward both your bachelor's and master's degrees. You will take eight of these credits in the summer 2 term between your junior and senior years and six credits in the fall semester of your senior year.

The first step is to talk with your undergraduate advisor and an advisor for the MS in Accounting program. Ideally, you will start these conversations during your sophomore year or the first term of your junior year so that you are prepared to enroll in the appropriate classes during the summer of your junior year.

Application requirements


minimum cumulative GPA


minimum accounting GPA


successfully completed co-op

Application Deadline: Nov. 15. It is mandatory to meet with your advisor before submitting an application.

Getting started

The key is planning ahead. Starting the conversation with your undergraduate advisor ensures you can map out your classes so that it fits your schedule seamlessly. Together, you'll review the application requirements and select appropriate classes to take full advantage of this opportunity.


Undergraduate prerequisites

ACCT 1201Financial Accounting
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting
ACCT 3401 & 4501Financial Reporting I & II

Dependent on specialization, you will need to complete one of the following:

ACCT 4412Auditing and Other Assurance Services
ACCT 4414Income Tax Determination and Planning
ACCT 3304Business Law and Professional Ethics
ACCT 4412Auditing and Other Assurance Services
ACCT 4414Income Tax Determination and Planning

Credit sharing coursework

ACCT 6204Financial Reporting for Integrated Multinational Enterprises
ACCT 6253Ethics in Accounting
ACCT 6216Government & Non-Profit Accounting
Audit specialization
ACCT 5255Forensic Accounting
ACCT 6217Corporate Governance
Tax specialization
ACCT 6243Advanced Flow-Through Entities
ACCT 6292Tax Research, Practice, & Ethics

Graduate coursework

ACCT 6203Business Entity Taxation
ACCT 6207Contemporary & Emerging Issues in Financial Reporting
ACCT 6229Foreign Currency Transactions
ACCT 6254Accounting Research & Communication
Audit specialization
ACCT 5256Internal Auditing
ACCT 6205Auditing in a Big Data Environment
Tax specialization
ACCT 6231Corporations & Shareholders
ACCT 6235Partners & Partnerships

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