Accountancy, Taxation

The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) and Master of Science in Accountancy, Taxation (MSAT) programs provide the opportunity to enhance your professional competence and acquire the skills necessary to offer value-added services to clients. Each program builds upon knowledge and skills previously acquired in undergraduate accounting courses.

These degree programs are appropriate for students with either or both of the following goals:

  1. Accounting professionals who want to expand their knowledge and become familiar with recent developments in the accounting field.
  2. Recent undergraduate accounting graduates who want to expand their understanding of accounting and earn enough college credits to meet the minimum required for the CPA Exam.

Students may apply for graduate assistantships covering tuition and fees plus a stipend. Applications for graduate assistantships must be received in the Business Graduate Studies office by February 1 of each year. Typical assignments include research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or specific project assignments.

Due to our location in Boise, many local internship opportunities are available. MSA and MSAT students may apply up to 3 credit-hours from an internship toward their graduation requirements.

Juris doctorate (JD) program

Students may elect to enroll concurrently in our MSAT program and the University of Idaho’s juris doctorate (JD) program in order to earn two coveted degrees in a streamlined fashion.

A student who wishes to participate in this concurrent program must be separately admitted to the MSAT and JD programs under the normal admission process before being considered for admission to the concurrent program. If admitted to the concurrent program, the student must satisfy the requirements of each degree as well as the requirements of the concurrent program.

Up to 12 credits earned in the University of Idaho law courses (prefix LAW) can be applied to meet the requirements of the MSAT program, and up to 12 credits in the Boise State University accountancy courses (prefix ACCT) can be applied to meet the requirements of the JD program. This dual application of credit is governed by additional stipulations specially developed for the concurrent program and students must specifically apply to the concurrent program. Contact the program administrator for details


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