Master of Science in Accounting

Welcome to the UIC Liautaud MSA program! The Liautaud Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to position you to excel at accounting by having key insights into an industry that is rapidly changing with new technologies. Accounting is indeed the true language of business, and this program leaves you prepared for a secure career in several areas of the field.

If you are a new student to MSA, click here for detailed steps on the new student process.

Degree Requirements

The MSA degree consists of a combination of required courses and electives. Some students are required to complete breadth and background courses, depending on their academic background. Please consult your admissions letter and/or speak with an Academic Adviser to confirm which course plan you are required to follow as an MSA student.

To receive a UIC Liautaud MSA degree you must:

  • Complete a minimum of 32 graduate credit hours, with at least 20 credit hours being courses taken at the 500-level.
  • MSA students may petition to complete an independent study (ACTG 596) as part of their degree requirements. All independent studies must be pre-approved by the UIC Liautaud Graduate School Programs Office and by the Director of Graduate Studies. Please consult an Academic Adviser for more information about the independent study option.
  • To remain in good academic standing, MSA students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0/4.0.


1. Download Course Plan

Each student will have a course plan assigned to them when they are admitted to the MSA Program. You must contact your Academic Adviser, , to inquire which course plan you have been assigned.

2. Choose your Electives

View Approved Electives

If you are interested in taking an elective not listed, please contact an Academic Adviser to determine whether or not the course will count towards a MSA degree.

3. Create Your Schedule

While most classes are easily available, certain courses are only offered in select semesters. Plan as accurately as possible by referencing schedules from previous semesters.*

MSA Course Schedules
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
*Please Note: These PDFs are not always 100% accurate. The online registration information here should always be used to double check.