We Deliver Measurable Results

The Wake Forest Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree is one of the most highly ranked programs of its kind in the nation. Our program has a proven history of teaching excellence, unmatched CPA pass rate performance, robust career services, and a strong reputation among leading firms which enables us to consistently achieve 100% employment at graduation.

The MSA program is a two-semester, 30-credit hour masters degree program that begins in August and offers structured CPA Exam prep at the conclusion of the spring semester, with graduation in May.

We also offer an optional third semester that includes a paid internship — a major benefit of the Wake Forest MSA program. This nine-week paid position provides real-world experience during the busy tax season. This is a great for those who enter the program without previous internship experience, or those who want to gain additional experience with a company prior to accepting a full-time offer.


Unmatched CPA Performance

Wake Forest students have earned the #1 pass rate nationally¬†thirteen times since the MSA program’s inception in 1997
and have placed in the Top-5 of all schools with accounting programs in 17 out of 18 years.



Premier Access

A history of being a premier recruiting school for top accounting firms nationally.

Career Success

A dedicated career services team ensures our graduates are market ready and achieve strong employment outcomes.

Optional Internship

An optional three-credit third semester available for students seeking a paid, nine-week public accounting internship.

Open to any Major

30% of our graduates are non-accounting majors, half of which are from the liberal arts or sciences.

World-Class Faculty

Learn from outstanding teacher-scholars who understand what it takes to succeed in the business world.

Three Distinct Tracks

Choose from assurance services, financial transaction services, and tax consulting based on your career interests.



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