Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)


Our Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) will help students meet the current 150-semester-hour education requirement to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and to be licensed as a CPA in all of the US states and territories. Enrolling in the MSA program at AUS will increase significantly of passing the exam.


The MSA Program has a number of other distinctive features that give student professionals a competitive edge as well: 


  • Our MSA curriculum offers three specialization areas in accounting: Auditing, Taxation and Forensic Accounting.
  • Many of our faculty members are licensed CPAs and are familiar with the content of the CPA exam and the procedures to register and qualify to be a licensed CPA.
  • Evening courses allow the student to earn a master’s degree without interrupting his or her career.
  • Students set their own pace, selecting the number of courses to take each semester.
  • Each student has access to state-of-the-art business tools.
  • The university’s iLearn system provides easy access to assignments from the comfort of home.
  • Students benefit from extensive use of the Internet, interactive learning and project work to reinforce concepts.

For information on the program’s degree requirements,

To apply

In few easy and secure steps, you can submit your application on

The following supplemental items (documents) must be uploaded to complete the application:

  • official university transcript(s) and official graduation certificate
  • a TOEFL score of 80 Internet-based and/or IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (if available at the time of applying)
  • colored passport copy
  • updated CV
  • two reference letter
  • other documents might be required based on specific program requirements

 In addition, required is a non-refundable application fee of AED 450.

Applicants who earned their undergraduate degrees from universities outside the UAE must present Certificate Equivalency. For more information, please visit

For admissions requirements, please visit

For information on tuition and fees, please visit

For application deadlines and important dates, please visit



AUS offers graduate applicants assistantships and work-study opportunities. For information, visit

New students applying for graduate assistantship must submit the following:

  • online application using
  • two Reference letters, using the following instructions: refer to the supplemental items section under My Account tab / find the supplemental items titled Reference letters/ request Reference letters adding chosen referees by clicking on Start and filling up the required information. The Reference letter request will be sent and then received on the system once completed by the referee.
  • Engineering applicants who have submitted two Reference letters need not submit two more letters for assistantship applications.


For more information on the program, please contact the program coordinator Ms. Merle Antonio at+971 6 515 1114 or email




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