Accounting Masters Degree Programs

A masters of accounting degree is essential if you want to progress as a public accountant. These degrees are professional graduate programs that have been designed to be studied by students who want to work within the public sector or an institution that requires Certified Public Accounting (CPA) registration for its accounting personnel. Most states within the United States of America will require a student to have completed one hundred and fifty hours of studying prior to sitting the CPA exam.


This page provides information on what the courses are, what employers expect, certification, and what you can earn after completing the program. If you are interested in taking accountancy at graduate level, you may also like to look at the masters in forensic accounting page.

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Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs:

  • MS in Accounting
  • MBA - Accounting

To get ahead, you need an education that will truly set you apart and is affordable. A private, non-profit, fully accredited institution, Bellevue University is dedicated to helping you earn a degree that prepares you to advance your career. Bellevue University has graduated over 40,000 students with an education that combines the latest knowledge and professional skills employers expect. More than 70 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs in growing fields such as IT, Healthcare, Business, Safety and Security, are available online and on campus.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Accounting - MS
  • Master of Science in Strategic Finance - MS

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • MS in Accounting - Finance Specialization
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Accounting - Tax Specialization
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Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan University can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Programs:

  • Master of Science: Accounting
  • Master of Science : Accounting - Finance Specialization
  • Master of Science : Accounting - Audit Specialization
  • And more...
Locations:  Urbandale

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Accounting (MS)

Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

Programs:

  • M.S. in Accounting & Management - Self-Designed
  • M.S. in Accounting - Self-Designed
  • M.S. in Accounting & Management - Accountants as Strategic Managers
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You’re serious about success. Especially when it comes to pursuing an associate, bachelors or master’s degree you need to move your career forward. At AIU, the Serious U™, classes are taught by industry specialists who bring their real-world perspective to the classroom and will work with you one-on-one when you need it.

Why AIU:

  • Powerful specialized curriculum
    • More courses devoted to your field of interest, on average than at other similar schools
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    • Study anywhere, anytime and the way you learn best
  • Credit for work and military experiences to fulfill degree requirements
    • You can transfer in up to 75% of your qualifying credits saving you up to 75% on your bachelor’s degree
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    • Our program costs include all required books, materials, and student fees
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American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

Programs:

  • Master of Accounting
Locations:  Atlanta

Work toward your graduate degree with New England College Online. We offer master's degree programs in management, accounting, and public policy that can be completed 100% online.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • MS in Management/Banking and Financial Management
Advance your career with Indiana Wesleyan University. We offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in the arts and sciences, nursing, business, criminal justice, education, theology, and much more.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
Locations:  Louisville

Brandman University, part of the prestigious 150-year-old Chapman University system is a private, non-profit regionally accredited university that offers a high quality education for non-traditional adult students.

At Brandman University, students can choose from over 50 undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs in Arts and Sciences, Business and Professional Studies, Education and Nursing and Health professions.

Programs:

  • MBA in Business Administration (Accounting)
  • MBA in Business Administration (Finance)
Locations:  Palmdale