Directory of Online Master’s in Accounting Degree Programs

Here you will find a comprehensive list of accredited online Master’s in Accounting degree programs organized alphabetically by school name. If there is a program we’ve missed please let us know through our contact page.

Accountants are responsible for examining the financial records of their clients to check for accuracy and to assure they’re abiding by regulations and laws. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics accounting jobs are set to grow 13% from 2012-2022, opening up over 166,000 jobs. While entry level education often starts with bachelors degrees, there are many specializations that accountants that accountants can gain experience in through graduate degrees. Common specializations include public accounting, government accounting, management accounting, and internal auditing accounting.

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  • American Intercontinental University offers a fully online Master in Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Accounting. The 48-hour program provides 24 specialization credits and can be completed in 11 months. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $582.
  • American Military University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) that totals 36 credit hours and is designed to be completed in two years. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $350.
  • American Public University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) that totals 36 credit hours and is designed to be completed in two years. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $350.
  • Ashford University offers a fully online Master in Accountancy with specializations including Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Audit, and Tax. Certain degree programs may not be available in all states. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit: http://ashforddisclosures.com/. Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wascsenior.org.
  • Auburn University: Master of Accountancy offers a fully online Master in Accountancy (MAcc), which is designed to be completed in two years (5 semesters, taking 2 classes per term) for full-time working students. Can be completed in one year for students not working full-time. Ranked 5th best Master of Accountancy program by USNWR. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $805.

B:

  • Baker College Online offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting. Designed for those with undergraduate degrees in accounting, the 53-hour program prepares students for careers as financial managers. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $458.5.
  • Bay Path University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with three focus tracks: Public, Private, and Forensic. Provides 5 convenient start dates for its 30-hour program, which can be completed one or two years. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $775.
  • Bellevue University: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with specializations in Finance or Tax. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $525.
  • Benedictine University Online offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting whose courses include mini-capstone experiences that permit students to apply theoretical learning to real-world managerial scenarios. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $650.
  • Bentley University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program, which automatically fulfills the fifth-year academic requirement to become licensed as a CPA in many states, including Massachusetts, regardless of academic background. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1355.
  • Brandman University offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting whose 48-hour program can be completed in less than a year with 8-week terms that are offered 6 times per year. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $600.

C:

  • California Baptist University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program with an average completion time of one year and 30 required credit hours. Ideal for candidates who want to teach business or accounting at an institution of higher learning. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $621.
  • California State University – Sacramento offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program with courses offered year-round and with an accelerated format. Can be completed in 18 months if attending full-time, and courses are 6 weeks long with only one meeting per week. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $740.
  • Capella University offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting with simulations of real-world accountancy scenarios, a personalized capstone project, and mobile-access learning. 48-hour program provides 6-week classes and allows up to 12 credits to transfer from previous institutions. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $757.
  • Cleary University offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting that consists of 13 courses that prepare students especially for careers as Corporate Accountants, Auditors, and Budget Analysts. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $920.
  • Colorado State University: Online Master of Professional Accounting offers a fully online Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) that is tailored to prospective CPAs. Affords its candidates a significant discount on Wiley’s CPAexcel Video Gold Medal Course to guarantee preparation for the CPA exam in the state of candidates’ choosing. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $500.
  • Colorado Technical University – Online offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program with 48 required credit hours that is designed to be completed in 18 months. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $585.
  • Concordia University Wisconsin offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting that totals 39 credit hours. Does not ask applying students to take the GMAT, GRE, or write a thesis. Only asks students to complete a Capstone Course at the end of the program to prove skill-level. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $662.
  • Creighton University offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Accounting. Requires 11 classes at an 8-week course rate that total 33 required credit hours. Can be completed in 2 years and 8 weeks at one course per term. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1000.

D:

  • DeVry University: Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC) program that integrates Becker’s CPA exam review into it’s curriculum. Can be completed 20 months taking only one class per 8-week session. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $766.
  • DeVry University: Master of Accounting & Financial Management offers a fully online Master of Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM) with a 45-credit-hour program that provides three emphases in Finance, Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Fraud Examiner. Integrates Becker’s CPA exam review for those wishing to sit fo the CPA and can be completed in 30 months. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $766.
  • DeVry University: Master of Business Administration in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting with a 30-credit-hour program that integrates Becker Professional Education’s CPA Exam Review into ints curriculum especially for those wishing to sit for the CPA exam. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $766.

E:

  • Edgewood College: Online Master of Science in Accountancy offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program with 30 required credit hours that can be completed in one if taking classes at full-time status. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $867.
  • Emporia State University: Master of Accountancy offers a fully online Masters of Accountancy (MaC) program consisting of 10 courses or the equivalent of 30 credit hours. Students with a GPA over 3.5 and an undergraduate degree from an accredited university don’t have to take the GMAT to apply. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $478.75.
  • Emporia State University: Master of Business Administration in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Accounting. The 36-credit-hour program is designed for those interested in sitting for the CPA exam. Some or all credit-hour requirements may be met through transfer credits or professional experience. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $478.75.

F:

  • Fitchburg State University offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting with specializations in General Management and Human Resources Management. The 30-hour program can be completed in as little as two years or as long as six years. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $304.
  • Florida Atlantic University: Online Executive Master of Accounting with a Concentration in Forensic Accounting offers a fully online Executive Master of Accounting (MAcc) with a concentration in Forensic Accounting. Headed by the University’s School of Accounting Executive Programs (SOAEP), the program is designed to be completed in two years. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $303.71.
  • Florida Atlantic University: Online Executive Master of Accounting with a Concentration in Business Valuation offers a fully online Executive Master of Accounting (MAcc) with a concentration in Business Valuation. Headed by the University’s School of Accounting Executive Programs (SOAEP), the program is designed to be completed in two years. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $303.71.
  • Florida Atlantic University: Online Executive Master of Taxation offers a fully online Executive Master of Taxation (MTX). Headed by the University’s School of Accounting Executive Programs (SOAEP), the program is designed to be completed in 7 months and to prepare students to sit for the CPA exam. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $303.71.
  • Florida Tech University Online: MBA in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting that can be completed in less than two years. Provides students with the opportunity to research and develop a business idea of their own, as well as a capstone course in strategic management. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $896.
  • Florida Tech University Online: MBA in Accounting and Finance offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance that is a 36-credit-hour program designed to be completed in less than two years. Provides students with the opportunity to research and develop a business idea of their own, as well as a capstone course in strategic management. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $896.
  • Franklin University: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) that can be completed in as few as 17 months and consists of two focus tracks: Financial Operations and Taxation. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $635.

G:

  • Gardner-Webb University: Online Master of Accountancy offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) that consists of 30 required credit hours, with the option to take between 9 and 15 elective hours and selecting an emphasis or combination of different focus areas. Students take a capstone course in advanced auditing. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $447.
  • Gardner-Webb University: Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a certificate program and concentrations in Accounting and Tax Accounting. The 36-credit-hour program is designed to be completed in 2 years, and the certificate is designed to afford students the opportunity to teach business classes as the college level. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $447.
  • Georgia Southern University: Online Master of Accountancy offers a fully online Master of Accounting (MAcc) that is designed for full-time working students to be completed in two years or less while taking 2 courses per term and one course per summer. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1105.
  • Golden Gate University School of Accounting will offer a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAc) with an accelerated, 12-month program and concentrations in general accounting, forensic accounting, and tax accounting commencing in the Fall of 2016. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $935.
  • Grand Canyon University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program with 9 courses (34 credit hours) that are designed to be completed in one year. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $390.

I:

  • Indiana Wesleyan University: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) consisting of 30 credit hours and a curriculum that uses an ethical, legal, and biblical framework to guide student interactions within business environments that place stake in abiding by public and private finance laws. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $525.

J:

  • Jones International University offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting that totals 36 credit hours and is designed to be completed in two years with an MBA capstone course. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $805.

K:

  • Kaplan University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) consists of 52 required credit hours with specializations in Audit, Finance, Government, and Tax. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $460.

L:

  • Liberty University: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with 30 required credit hours that can be completed in one or two years. Voted one of the Best Business Schools for Vets in 2014. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $540.

N:

  • National University offers a fully online Master in Accountancy (MAcc) consists of 63 required credit hours with 13.5 of those hours transferable from previous graduate coursework at other institutions. Designed for students who have no accounting background and an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $406.
  • New England College offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program consisting of 40 required credit hours with an optional concentration in Forensic Accounting to prepare interested students to become Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs). Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $680.
  • Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business offers a fully online Master of Science (MST) in Taxation for students with an Accounting background who know they want to focus in Taxation and Law. Provides six start dates per year and the opportunity to finish the degree in as little as 16 months. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1476.
  • Nova Southeastern University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with courses taught on alternating weekends for students with limited accounting experience who are working full-time. 39-credit-hour program can be completed in as few as 21 months, and features professional competency in Value Driven Management. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $842.
  • Nova Southeastern University: Master of Taxation offers a fully online Master of Science (MST) in Taxation for students with an Accounting background who know they want to focus in Taxation and Law. 36-credit-hour program designed to be complete in 21 months and features professional competency in Value Driven Management. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $842.

P:

  • Post University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 30-credit-hour program designed to take two years and includes a capstone course on Current Topics in Accounting. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $625.

R:

  • Regent University Online offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Accounting concentration. 42-credit-hour program provides specialization courses that include Auditing, Financial Statement Analysis, Management Control Systems, Managerial Accounting, and Not-for-Profit Accounting. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $650.
  • Regis University: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 10-course, 30-credit hour program that emphasizes an ethical approach to accountancy. Affords access to Becker CPA Exam Review courses at a competitive $400 discount in addition to traditional course preparation. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $780.
  • Rider University: Online Master of Accountancy offers a fully online Master in Accountancy (MAcc) consisting of a 30-credit-hour program with 4 core classes and 6 electives. Designed to be completed in 16 months. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $940.
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Online Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) in Governmental Accounting with a 30-hour program that allows up to 6 credits to transfer from another accredited universities. Provides a Graduate Certificate in Government Financial Management to non-matriculated students upon the completion of their first four courses. Affords in-state tuition to all out-of-state residents enrolled in the program. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $945.

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  • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a 36-credit-hour program, 5 yearly start dates, and 10-week terms. 6 credits waived for students with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting also have the opportunity to fast-track their time-to-degree. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $499.
  • Saint Leo University: Online Master of Accounting offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a 30-credit-hour-program that focuses on multinational business entities, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the ethical climate surrounding their financial reporting situations. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $695.
  • Saint Leo University: Online Master of Business Administration – Accounting Concentration offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Accounting concentration. The 36-credit-hour program focuses on fraud examination, cost analysis, capital budgeting, and activity-based costing, as well as business law for the accountant and the new economy. Students can complete coursework in under a year. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $695.
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 30-credit-hour program and a capstone course to complete the degree. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $580.
  • Shorter University offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a 31-credit-hour program that is designed to be completed in one year. GMAT scores may be waived if the student possesses five or more years of professional experience, a graduate degree from another accredited university, or is a graduate of the university and has passed one graduate course in the school’s “Early Access program.” Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $500.
  • South University Online offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with various program options for students of various skillsets and backgrounds. Students with little to no background can expect to take 76 credit hours, while students with more background can expect to take a maximum of 48 hours. All students are expected to take capstone course. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $567.
  • Southern New Hampshire University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with three concentrations in Auditing, Forensic, and Taxation. Students can complete the 36-hour program in as little as 15 months taking 2 courses per 10-week term. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $627.
  • Southern Utah University: Online Master of Accountancy offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a 30-credit-hour program that boasts nearly a 100% job placement rate. Can be completed in less than a year. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $615.75.
  • St. John’s University: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 30 to 33-credit-hour program that is designed to be completed in one year. Applicants are required to have majored in business as undergraduates. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1155.
  • State University of New York Online offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 33-credit-hour program that consists of 11 courses for full- and part- time students. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $925.
  • Stetson University: Online Master of Accountancy offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) consisting of 10 courses that can be completed in one year. Ranked #3 by US News and World Report for America’s Best College 2013. Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required for admission to the program. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $943.
  • SUNY College at Oswego offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Public Accounting. The 36-credit-hour program has rolling admission for prospective students to apply any time of the year and allows the transfer of up to 6 credit hours of graduate work from another accredited graduate program. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1016.
  • SUNY Institute of Technology offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a 30-credit-hour program that can be completed in as few as 2 terms and boasts a nearly 100 percent job placement rate. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $613.
  • SUNY Institute of Technology-Utica/Rome: Online Master of Science in Accountancy offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 33-credit-hour program that consists of 11 courses for full- and part- time students. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $925.
  • Syracuse University: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Professional Accounting (MSA) with focus tracks in three sequence areas of study: Accounting Sequence (30 credits) for students with a bachelors in accounting, Business Sequence (33-42 credits) for students who hold an undergraduate degree in business, and Foundational Sequence (45-48 credits) for students who hold an undergraduate degree in any other subject than business or accounting. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1388.

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  • Texas A&M Commerce College of Business & Entrepreneurship offers a fully online Master of Science in Professional Accounting (MSPA) with a 36-hour-program for those with a background in accounting and a 43-hour-program for those without a background in accounting. Students with accounting background get foundational accounting course credits waived. Program can be completed in as few as 2 years. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $939.07.
  • The University of Connecticut School of Business offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a cohort-based, 30-hour-program that can be completed in as few as 8 months. Must be on campus for one 4-day in-residence course at the beginning of the program for orientation. Ranked #3 Best Online Graduate Program in Business for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $825.
  • The University of Scranton: Online Master of Accountancy offers a fully online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a 30-credit-hour program that can be completed in as few as 10 months (full-time) or 20 months (part-time). Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $965.
  • The University of Texas at Dallas offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 36-credit-hour program that can be completed in as few as 18 months. Provides focuses in corporate accounting, assurance services, taxation, internal audit or ERP/SAP systems, as well as the opportunity for students to develop their own focus area. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1966.

U:

  • University of Alabama–Birmingham: Master Degree in Accounting offers a fully online Master in Accounting (MAc) with emphases in accounting from a global perspective, tax accounting, financial accounting, auditing, cost/managerial accounting, governmental accounting, and forensic accounting. Allows students without an accounting background to approach the degree as a bridge program so they can gain more professional knowledge without a bachelor’s in accounting. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1088 for MAc & 667 for bridge courses.
  • University of Maryland University College offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management (MSA) with a 36-credit-hour program that consists of 5 accounting courses, 6 financial management classes, and a capstone course. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $659.
  • University of Massachusetts–Amherst: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 30-credit-hour program that can be completed in as few as 8 months. 95% job placement within three months of graduation. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $750.
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill: Online Master of Accounting offers a fully online Master in Accounting (MAC) with concentrations in Tax or Audit, as well as the potential to finish in as few as 12 months. 98% employment rate as of the year 2015. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1311.11.
  • University of Phoenix offers a fully online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) that consists of 36 required credit hours and is designed to be completed in 18 months. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $740.
  • University of South Dakota: Online Master of Professional Accountancy offers a fully online Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) with a 30-credit-hour program designed specifically for students interested in industry, government service, or accounting education. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $431.25.
  • University of the Southwest offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting. The 36-credit-hour program can be completed in as few as 12 months and tailored to fit individual student interests. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $425.
  • Upper Iowa University Online offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Accounting. The 36-credit-hour program offers six 8-week start dates per calendar year, and the curriculum focuses on financial risk, economics and change, as well as current legal implications for the field. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $1560.

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  • Walden University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with an embedded graduate certificate in Accounting that is awarded after the first four classes are completed. The 30-credit-hour program provides specializations in Accounting for the Professional, Accounting with CPA emphasis, or a Self-Designed focus track. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $895.
  • Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration offers a fully online Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC) with two distinct tracks: one for students entering the program with liberal arts, technical, or general business backgrounds, and another for students who already hold a degree in accounting. The program consists of 36-45 required credit hours for students in the first track and 30 required credit hours for students in the second track. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $710.
  • Western Governors University offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 30-credit-hour program designed to be completed in 1.5 years. Courses are offered in but not limited to the following areas: Management Communication, Advanced Auditing, Fraud and Forensic Accounting, and Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $406.25.
  • Western International University: Master of Business Administration in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting with a 39-credit-hour program designed to be completed in as few as 58 weeks at a rate of one course per month. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $350.
  • Western International University: Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) with a 39-credit-hour program designed to be completed in as few as 58 weeks at a rate of one course per month. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $350.
  • Western New England University: Online Master of Science in Accounting offers a fully online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) with a 30-credit-hour program that can be completed in as few as 15 months at a rate of four 11-week terms per year. Provides an accelerated option that can be completed in 10 months as well as a concentration in Forensic Accounting/Fraud Investigation. Currently the estimated tuition per credit hour is $784.