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Online Master's Degree in Accounting

Prepare for the CPA Exam in Our Accounting Master’s Program

  • Transfer Friendly
  • Management Focused
  • Eight-Week Courses

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  • Duration 1.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $675
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Pending IACBE Accreditation
  • Supportive, Expert Faculty
  • 100% Online

Explore CPA-ready Skills With Our Online Master’s in Accounting

Boost your accounting career with the fully online Master of Science in Accounting degree program from Carlow University. You’ll prepare to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam as you hone your accounting, finance and business management skills.

There are no in-person requirements for the master’s in accounting program so you can complete your studies alongside your other commitments.

Elevate your career potential by adding an MBA to your accounting program. The double major can open doors to executive-level accounting careers.

Master’s in Accounting Career Outlook

In addition to building your analytical, critical thinking, communication, organization and math skills, the master’s in accounting online program gives you 30 hours toward the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam. You could become a licensed CPA or pursue leadership roles in accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll services and more.

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Accounting Courses Delivered by Expert Faculty

CPA exam preparation

10 courses in major

As an accounting major, you’ll benefit from an interactive online classroom environment and caring faculty. Our small class sizes give you the opportunity to receive personalized attention as you learn to apply your knowledge and skills. Courses include:

  • ACC 712 Advanced Accounting
  • ACC 736 Governmental Accounting
  • ACC 754 Advanced Accounting Info Systems
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Admissions Details

Apply to the Online MS in Accounting Program

Transfer up to six credits

No GRE/GMAT required

It’s always a good time to apply to Carlow’s online graduate program in accounting. To start, you’ll need your official transcripts and a completed online application.

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Quality, affordable program

$20,250 total tuition*

We understand that pursuing higher education is an investment. Carlow’s staff is always available to answer questions and connect you to resources for loans, grants, scholarships and employer benefits.

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What You’ll Learn

You’ll complete the online graduate program in accounting fully prepared to sit for the CPA exam and make an impact in various organizations.

Program Outcomes

  • Acquire advanced knowledge of accounting and finance to prepare for the CPA exam.
  • Demonstrate broad management competencies.
  • Identify and use accounting and tax resources to support decision-making.

Learn From Industry-Experienced Faculty

Our responsive faculty and supportive community care deeply for you and work hard to help you meet your goals. Professors in the program have in-depth professional experiences in the field and extensive teaching experience. With the assistance of a dedicated program-level faculty adviser, you’ll be ready to advance your career in business, accounting or finance.

An Online Learning Experience Like No Other

When you join the Carlow family, you get an experienced and compassionate team dedicated to your personal and professional growth. Online learning at Carlow offers the flexibility you need while connecting you to a vibrant, close-knit and supportive community of instructors and learners.

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Financial Aid

We understand that pursuing higher education is an investment. Carlow’s staff is always available to answer questions and connect you to resources for loans, grants, scholarships and employer benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

Most students complete the online MS Accounting program in one and a half years.

Carlow offers institutional scholarships to students who are enrolled full-time. There are other scholarships offered by outside organizations for which students can also apply. Speak to a program manager about scholarship opportunities.

IACBE accreditation is pending.

To apply for the program, submit your application and transcripts, along with any other required information. Find out more about the application process.

Yes. The program can be completed in a part-time or full-time format, depending on your needs.

Yes. You will be prepared to sit for licensure upon graduation.

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*The total estimated tuition is $20,250, not including fees and other expenses. Tuition can vary depending on the number of transfer credits accepted.