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Degree : Master of Science

Major : Business - Accounting Audit

Program Description

The MSA program is designed for highly motivated, academically successful students who desire advanced and/or specialized knowledge in Accounting. The primary program objectives are to develop conceptual and technical ability, oral and written communication skills, and research and analytical skills in an advanced area. The program takes from one to two years depending on the business and accounting credit hours the student completes before entering the program. The MSA programs are intended to prepare students for public practice, private industry, government service, and not-for-profit organizations. One of the main features of this program is an internship where students spend two-months working with a CPA firm, industry, or governmental unit. Employers use the internship to recruit our highly qualified students for full-time positions after graduation. Placements are nationwide, although most of our graduates are concentrated in the Dallas and Houston markets. The AACSB International separately accredits the accounting curriculum. Within the MSA program the student may select one of two concentrations: Auditing / Financial Reporting or Taxation.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 36
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

MS in Accounting : http://msa.ba.ttu.edu/

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Ralph Viator
E-mail: ralph.viator@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-0549

Department Contact Information

Department AddressBox 42101
Lubbock TX 79409
Phone Number 806-834-0980
Fax Number 806-742-3958
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/rawlsbusiness/graduate/index.php

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/BA_Grad.php#Master

Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 2

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Two letters of recommendation are required as part of the Rawls College of Business Application Process: http://rawlsgrad.ba.ttu.edu/recletter/index.asp It is recommended that one letter be from someone who knows you in an academic capacity.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: Applicant essay: One page addressing one or more of the following topics: Specifically address your short and long-term goals and how you will use your Texas Tech degree to achieve this. Describe a significant leadership experience/achievement that you believe would contribute to Texas Tech University and your classmates. Describe a problem-solving activity in which you were involved as a member of a team and how you contributed to a solution. Describe a major challenge or past failure and how you dealt with it.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/rawlsbusiness/graduate/apply/index.php

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: No

Previous Work Instructions: Domestic students ACT or SAT maybe acceptable for admittance. GMAT required for all international applicants.

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15January 15Not Accepted

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
July 01December 01May 01Not Accepted

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 01July 15February 15Not Accepted

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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How To Apply

1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements

If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.

Not Required Yes

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Additional Requirements for International Students

These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


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