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Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Accounting Programs

Master of Science in Accounting

MS in Accounting and Law Joint Degree Program

The Kelley School of Business and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law provide an opportunity to gain a business education and a legal education simultaneously through the Joint Degree program.  The joint degree program leads to the combined degrees of Master of Science in Accounting and Doctor of Jurisprudence (MSA/JD).  These programs allow students an opportunity to integrate the problem-solving focus of the Kelley School of Business with the analytical focus of the Maurer School of Law.

Students must matriculate through the Maurer School of Law to begin the joint degree program. The MSA/JD joint degree requires a student to complete 79 credits in the IU Maurer School of Law and a minimum of 18 credits (plus prerequisites, if necessary) in the Kelley School of Business to complete both degrees. MSA/JD joint degree students must apply and be admitted to each program separately and will be awarded both degrees at the same time. 

Registration Procedures

Eligible candidates for the MS in Accounting graduate program at the Kelley School of Business must have a business undergraduate degree (or equivalent).  Any student without an accounting degree will be required to take the prerequisite coursework before enrolling in the program.

The MSA/JD joint degree program is generally a three to four-year program of study.  Many of the MSA/JD graduates take both the CPA exam and the BAR exam, seeking professional designations in both fields and are prepared to enter careers in corporate and commercial practice, management or in-house legal positions with corporations, taxation positions, banking, accounting, and management consulting.