Masters in Accounting

Masters in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting program is a one-year, full-time commitment that prepares students for careers in accounting.

The Master of Science in Accounting program is a one-year, full-time commitment that prepares students for careers in accounting. Coursework focuses on strengthening technical knowledge of accounting, auditing and taxation within a curriculum that emphasizes presentation and communication skills, as well as ethical responsibilities and critical thinking. Because this is a small program, students benefit from close relationships with faculty and peers.

Siena’s M.S. in Accounting program offers exceptional preparation for those who wish to sit for the New York State CPA exam.

Internship Program

The Master in Accounting Internship Program allows students to earn credit while gaining invaluable field experience. Students have interned at dozens of companies and organizations, including KPMG LLP, The AYCO Company, General Electric and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. For some, these field experiences can result in full-time career placements.


While the program is designed for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution, students with undergraduate degrees in other fields will be considered. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for admission, including completion of Siena’s undergraduate accounting upper-level core or its equivalent.

Application Dates

Siena students are eligible to apply after the completion of their junior year. Applicants are informed of their status during October of their senior year, well in advance of spring semester registration. Apply Now!

Non-Siena Students, Alumni and Siena Non-Accounting Majors

Students who are not enrolled at Siena may apply for the program during the following timeframes.

For fall entry: December 1 – June 1

For spring entry: September 1 – November 1

For additional information on the M.S. in Accounting program, contact Chester Breary at or (518) 782-6801.