The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree opens up a wide range of opportunities in public accounting firms, industrial companies, financial institutions, and government agencies.
With four 11-week terms per academic year, the part-time evening program can be completed in as little as 15 months. An accelerated full-time option can be completed in 10 months. Courses can be taken in traditional classroom settings or online via our virtual classroom.
The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is excellent preparation for the CPA exam. Through the program, you will develop skills in planning, controlling, evaluation, and analysis that characterize a successful career in accounting. The MSA program provides a challenging academic environment that will extend and refine your knowledge of business and accounting through study, experiential exercises, and assessment performance.
Students appreciate the friendly, collegial atmosphere offered in the MSA program and the accessibility of the accounting faculty. The diversity of experiences among MSA students promotes lively classroom discussion as students master conventional accounting knowledge and explore the developing issues in the field.
With an eye toward management positions, MSA students are also given opportunities to acquire more general decision-making and leadership skills. Graduate students enhance communication skills through frequent writing assignments and presentations. Critical thinking skills are developed through analysis of practical case studies.
You can take all MSA courses online through our virtual classroom or attend scheduled on-campus courses that blend class meetings with online study. Our innovative and flexible course delivery truly allows you to study on your own schedule.
The MSA consists of three areas:
•foundation courses, which are completed at the undergraduate level;
•core courses; and
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 30-33
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $735 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FASFA code (002226)
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 0-999