Denise M. Stefano, M.B.A., CPA, CGMA, Chair
The 150-hour Combined B.S./M.S. in Public Accounting Program is for highly qualified students who wish to enter the profession of Public Accounting. The Combined B.S./M.S. in Public Accounting is the only 150-credit-hour CPA licensure-qualifying program commencing at the undergraduate level at Mercy College. Upon completion of the Combined Program, students will meet the academic requirements for admission to the CPA Examination in New York State and will satisfy the licensure requirements with one year of professional experience.
Graduates of the Combined Program are prepared for employment in a dynamic profession. Undergraduate students are equipped with a strong liberal arts foundation, and a professional accounting and business curriculum. Graduate students experience an integration of advanced accounting research and studies in graduate business courses, which provide depth and breadth to the learning experience.
Requirements for matriculation and admission into the Combined B.S./M.S. in Public Accounting
Undergraduate Program Admission
- Undergraduate students enroll in the B.S. Public Accounting Program.
- Students must maintain an overall and accounting GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout their undergraduate studies.
- After completion of the 300-level Accounting courses, students who meet the 3.0 GPA requirement may be eligible to switch majors to the Combined B.S./M.S. in Public Accounting Program after an interview with and the written permission of the Accounting Department Chairperson.
- Accounting credits more than five years old may not be accepted in transfer in fulfillment of the major; they may only be used for elective credits. Foreign accounting transfer credits are generally not accepted. Contact the Accounting Department Chairperson for more information.
Graduate Program Admission
During the last year of undergraduate study, students who have an overall and Accounting GPA of 3.0 or higher meet with the Accounting Department Chairperson to switch majors to the Combined B.S./M.S. Public Accounting degree. Students who meet graduate admission criteria will matriculate into the graduate portion of the Combined B.S./M.S. Public Accounting Program. Program continuation will be granted to candidates who show promise of success in graduate studies. An interview with the Accounting Department Chairperson is required.
Bachelor of Science
Students who are enrolled in the B.S. in Public Accounting portion of the Combined Program must complete:
|General Liberal Arts and Sciences
|General Education Requirements*
|Total Bachelor of Science
*ECON 125 , ECON 220 , ECON 221 , ECON 230 , MATH 116 and MATH 120 /CISC 120 or CISC 131 are Prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.
Master of Science
Students who are enrolled in the M.S. in Public Accounting Portion of the Combined Program must complete:
|Total Master of Science
|Total Combined B.S./M.S