As of 2006, applications are not being accepted for the M.Sc. in Accounting program. The M.Sc. program, offered in the area of accounting, represents an intensive analysis of the discipline. Course work and thesis are directed towards an examination of the current status and the evolution of accounting thought as well as that of various organizations and structures which the profession has developed. The level of course work will assume that students have a very strong background in accounting. At a minimum, candidates for admission should be either undergraduate accounting majors or professional accountants. Enrolment will be restricted to four or five students a year.

The program contains several integrating viewpoints and approaches. First is a concern with examining and recognizing the interrelated nature of the various aspects of accounting - in effect the unity of accounting thought. Second, the program views the discipline of accounting as being intimately related to the profession itself - its organization, role, evolution, leadership, etc. - and therefore considers these as appropriate areas for academic inquiry. Third, each course in the program is designed to produce in the student an awareness of the most recent accounting research. Areas of research under investigation by faculty The Accounting Department's faculty are interested in a number of different areas of research: financial statement analysis, accounting education, judgment in auditing, audit-management conflict, audit risk, accounting academic-practitioner interface, business valuation, disclosure strategy, international accounting, accounting information and capital markets, and management accounting and control. Prospective students requiring more information about the Master of Science in Accounting program at the University of Saskatchewan are invited to visit the M.Sc. in Accounting website or write the Director of the Master of Science in Accounting program.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (ie. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • a minimum of 15 credit units
  • thesis