Master of Science in Accountancy

Wake Forest students have earned the #1 CPA Pass Rate more often than any other school in the past 20 years, and have been in the top 5 for 19 of those years.

Employment opportunities for International students can be extended through STEM/OPT.

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

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

A history of being a ‘key’ recruiting school for top accounting firms nationally.

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

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

Choose from assurance services, tax consulting, and Financial Markets & Transactions (exclusive to Wake Forest), based on your career interests.


The Wake Forest Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree program 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 nearly 100% employment at graduation.

The MSA program is a two-semester, 30-credit hour masters degree program that begins each summer 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 the opportunity to pursue a paid internship — a major benefit of the Wake Forest MSA program. This nine-week paid position provides real-world experience during the busy season. This is 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.