Integrated 3:2 Master of Science in Accounting Program

The integrated 3:2 accounting program is designed for students who want to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting. Our faculty developed this program in response to the requirements of many states that CPA exam candidates now need to have 150 hours of education. While the specifics vary by state, there are two broad approaches to earning the 150 hours.

First, students may obtain additional undergraduate credits beyond those required for a bachelor’s degree. The advantage of this approach is that it is a quick and simple way to earn 150 hours. The disadvantage is that students do not obtain graduate degrees, which is often a prerequisite for mid- and upper-level management positions.

Second, students may use the additional hours to earn graduate degrees. The advantage is that individuals with graduate degrees typically command higher starting salaries and earn more throughout their careers. The disadvantage is that graduate application and financial aid processes are separate from undergraduate programs. Additionally, when compared to undergraduate programs, less financial aid is available for graduate programs.

Bradley's integrated 3:2 program is designed to overcome these disadvantages.