Licensure Disclosure

New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State. The State University of New York (SUNY) academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these state requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires. Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, the State University of New York at Buffalo provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.

This disclosure is strictly limited to the State University of New York at Buffalo’s determination of whether its educational program, Master of Science in Accounting, if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a State for accounting. The State University of New York at Buffalo cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards, and are fact-specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their state’s licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

The State University of New York at Buffalo has designed an educational program curriculum for a Master of Science in Accounting, that if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for an advanced practice license in New York.

As there are 54 other jurisdictions, each with its own requirements, students should consult the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), which is a centralized source for information about CPA criteria in all jurisdictions. SUNY does not make a determination on whether or not our educational program meets licensure and certification requirements in other jurisdictions, so it is imperative that students contact the appropriate state’s licensing entity to ensure requirements imposed by their state of choice are met.  

If you have questions, contact the MS Accounting advisor in the Graduate Programs Office at 716-645-3204.