Masters in Accounting Schools

Five Masters in Accounting Schools

The Master of Accounting degree (MAcc) is offered in most universities as a primary method of meeting the academic requirements for qualification to sit for the CPA exam. Every state requires 150 credit hours of classes for CPA licensure - about 30 more credits than are required for a bachelor's degree. So the MAcc degree provides those additional hours and prepares students for the exam along with teaching advanced accounting skills. The other prevalent masters program in the field is the MBA with accounting specialization, but that option does not provide near the level of advanced study associated with a Master of Accounting degree.

1. Golden Gate University offers the Master of Accountancy and the Master of Accountancy with a Forensic Concentration on the San Francisco campus. The degree should qualify students with an undergraduate degree in the field for the opportunity to take the CPA exam. The MAcc is also an option for students who have a bachelor's degree and are new to the accounting field. Golden Gate offers both degrees online and has a series of CPA exam preparation classes available for students who would like to review material prior to the exam. The forensics specialization includes courses in fraud auditing, financial statement investigations, discovery & data management, bankruptcy & insolvency, economic damages, and valuation & lost profits.

2. Grand Canyon University offers the Master of Accounting degree on the Arizona campus and as on online degree option. Students who complete the program will be prepared to take the CPA exam; the program also offers advanced accounting skills to working accountants. There is a strong business orientation, as reflected in these classes: Business Law & Ethics for Accounting, Advanced Accounting & Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Planning & Business Strategy, Compliance in Financial Reporting, and Managerial Finance. There are also course in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination, and Internal Auditing.

3. Southern New Hampshire University offers the Master of Science in Accounting and the Master of Science in Accounting & Finance at its primary New Hampshire campus and the five learning centers in New Hampshire and adjoining states. Both degrees are also online options. The program is designed to qualify students for the CPA exam and bring them up to the 150 credit hours of college study needed for CPA status in most states. The MAcc requires between twelve and seventeen classes, depending on the student's undergraduate credits and business experience. The degree in Accounting & Finance is a fourteen course program, not counting prerequisites, that is evenly divided between accounting and finance courses.

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More


    See More



    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            M.S. in Accounting
            • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
            • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
            • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
            • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
            • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
            • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MA Accountancy
            • Online degrees offered include BA in Accounting, BA in Business Administration, MBA, and more.
            • Business students may be eligible for scholarships such as the Entrepreneurship Scholarship.
            • Courses help students develop knowledge of marketing, accounting, economic principles, and financial management.
            • Business Administration students can specialize in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Project Management.
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MS in Accounting
            • Liberty University's online programs ranked in the top 5 of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility*
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level**
            • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements
            • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program
            • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Science in Accounting

            St. John's is a Catholic Vincentian University that prepares students for personal and professional success in today's global society. Based in New York City, it is a diverse institution with a globally focused curriculum.

            • Online Courses
            Master of Accountancy

            The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of five degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

            • Online Courses
            Master - Professional Accounting
            • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
            • No set class times or locations
            • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
            • Accelerated eight-week terms
            • Classes start every month
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Science Professional Accounting

            Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the rise. U.S. News ranks us among the top universities, and we have moved up 13 places in just five years.

            • Online Courses
            Accountancy with a concentration in General Accounting
            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 
            At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success.  Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel.  Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs. 
            Keiser University Advantage
            • Associate, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programs
            • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
            • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
            • Job Placement Assistance Available
            • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants.  Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training
            Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.
            Keiser University's programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today's job market.  Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think. 
            Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Master of Science in Accountancy

            Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

            At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

            • Online Courses