Drake University

College of Business and Public Administration

Master of Accounting


Office of Graduate Admission, 202 Cole Hall, 2708 University Ave.

2507 University Ave

Des Moines, IA 50311

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

?Graduate education. It’s the next big step—in your career, education, and life. Take that next step at Drake, where you’ll become a strategic, influential, and ethical leader and propel your career. As a graduate student in Drake’s CBPA, you’ll collaborate with classmates in a rigorous, active learning environment led by outstanding and experienced faculty. You’ll also benefit from a network of enthusiastic alumni ready to offer guidance and support. The Master of Accounting degree equips you to reach your professional goals by providing the requisite knowledge to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and to enter the profession of public accounting. This degree is designed to complement prior education and experience, or to prepare students without an accounting background for this professional field. Our graduate programs are designed for working adults. With entry points throughout the year, as well as evening and weekend classes, we make it convenient for you to enroll, attend classes, and complete your program. In fact, you can complete your degree in as little as two years or take up to five.


Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. Since reorganization of the Association in 2000, Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to University accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the College of Business and Public Administration is fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

International Student Requirements:

International students who wish to apply for admission to CBPA graduate program at Drake University must complete the standard admission requirements and complete additional information. Please visit us online to review the additional requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30-54

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 600 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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