The UIS master’s degree in accounting provides advanced studies in accounting and related disciplines chosen by the student based on individual objectives. The degree is designed to enhance communication and critical thinking skills.

A master’s degree in accounting enables students to achieve professional careers in the field, as well as to assume leadership roles in the public, private, and government sectors. This program provides foundational knowledge for students preparing to sit for the CPA exam. Additional coursework and professional experience may be required to obtain the CPA license. There are several accounting scholarships offered specifically to accounting students. For degree requirements, course descriptions, and other info check out the Accounting M.A. catalog page.


UIS has two programs for you to get work experience and help fund your graduate degree. Both programs come with a tuition & fee waiver and a monthly stipend. For more information, please visit the graduate interns programs page.

  • GPSI – The Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) program places graduate students in state government agencies for an immersive internship experience.
  • GA – The Graduate Assistant (GA) program allows students to work in a department on campus assisting with research or assisting around a department.

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