Prairie View A&M University

AACSB Accredited


Founded in 1876, Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Texas. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 37 Master’s degrees and four doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. A member of the Texas A&M University System, the University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

Core Values

Access and Quality

Prairie View A&M University will provide equal educational opportunity to increasing numbers of persons from unserved and underserved populations residing primarily among the economically and socially bypassed in the society; further, the University will provide educational programs designed to prepare all graduated to compete successfully in the graduate and professional schools as well as in the labor force.


Prairie View A&M University will sustain its commitment to recruit, enroll, educate, and graduate students and to employ and advance faculty and staff without regard to age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, socioeconomic background, or educationally unrelated handicap; further, the University will offer challenges to both the academically talented and the under-prepared who arrive in college with ability, but without college-ready achievement.


Prairie View A&M University will stimulate, initiate, and implement programs and services to both inspire and guide students, faculty, and staff in developing their self-confidence, self-discipline, and other requisites to becoming successful leaders in their professions and in their communities; further, the University will offer campus-based and distance education programs to enhance the life chances for persons in its service areas.


Prairie View A&M University will respond to the need for highly literate, technologically competent graduates educated to excel in the 21st century work force; further, the University will extend the products of its research and service to address concerns and solve problems such as violence, abuse and misuse; drug and alcohol abuse; mental, physical, and psychological neglect; environmental injustice; and other forms of social dissonance that compromise the quality of life for the citizenry.

Social Responsibility

Prairie View A&M University will promote active participation in constructive social change through volunteerism, leadership, and civic action on the part of its faculty, staff, and students; further, the University will utilize channels available for influencing public policy on the local, state, national, and international levels.


Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted, public, comprehensive land grant institution of higher education. The university was designated in a 1984 amendment to the Texas Constitution as an “institution of the first class.” It is dedicated to achieving excellence and relevance in teaching, research and service. It seeks to invest in program and services that address issues and challenges affecting the diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population of Texas and the larger society including the global arena.
The university seeks to provide a high quality educational experience for students who, upon completion of bachelors, masters, or doctorate degrees, possess self-sufficiency and professional competences. The experience is imbued by the institution’s values including, but not limited to, access and quality, accountability, diversity, leadership, relevance, and social responsibility.

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Master of Science in Accounting

Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA Prairie View

The Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide advanced training in accounting to prepare aspiring accounting professionals for careers in public, private and governmental accounting. This program assists graduates in meeting the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy prerequisites for the Uniform CPA Examination. [+]

The Master of Science in Accounting Program focuses on providing advanced accounting preparation for careers in accounting and financial management in the public and private sector. Students learn to effectively evaluate ethical situations that an accountant or financial manager might face in a business setting by incorporating the laws and standards relating to financial reporting and the importance of personal integrity. Graduates also demonstrate an ability to think critically and to solve accounting problems. Why a Graduate Degree in Accounting from Prairie View A&M University? Program is designed for professionals and working adults Classes are scheduled in the evenings or Saturdays in Houston at the PVAMU Northwest Houston Center Classes are small, allowing faculty to provide detailed feedback and assistance Courses are taught by experienced CPAs and professors who have terminal degrees in their fields of study All programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the gold standard of business school accreditation Accounting 4+1 Program The Accounting 4+1 program seeks to prepare accounting majors for CPA certification. This rigorous, accelerated program allows eligible students to complete two degrees: a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA) and a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) ā€“ typically in five years. CPA Exam Workshop Option Students in the MSA program can participate in optional CPA examination workshops taught by PVAMU faculty. By participating in the workshops, students gain increased familiarity with the format and content of the uniform CPA examination, more information about how they should prepare for the exam and additional skills and knowledge required to pass the CPA exam. Courses and Degree Plan The PVAMU MSA is a 30-credit hour program comprised of seven core courses (21 credit hours) and three elective courses (nine credit hours). Students must successfully complete all 30 semester hours including both core courses and elective courses to satisfy the degree requirements. A student with a non-accounting undergraduate degree must complete the prerequisite courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher before he or she can be formally admitted to the MSA program. Specific program requirements will be determined during the admission process which includes a complete review of undergraduate transcripts and work experience. Prerequisite Courses Hours ACCT 2113 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 2123 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 3213 Intermediate Accounting I 3 ACCT 3223 Intermediate Accounting II 3 ACCT 3333 Federal Income Tax I 3 ACCT 4223 Auditing 3 TOTAL 18 Core Courses Hours ACCT 5113 Advanced Auditing 3 ACCT 5123 Accounting Information Systems & Controls 3 ACCT 5133 Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making 3 ACCT 5143 Accounting Theory 3 ACCT 5153 Seminar on Tax Consulting, Planning & Research 3 ACCT 5163 Law & Ethics for Accountants 3 BCOM 5203 Managerial Communication 3 Elective 3 Elective 3 Elective 3 TOTAL 30 [-]

Location address
FM 1098 Rd & University Dr,
Prairie View, Texas, 77446 US
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