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Master of Science in Accounting

Learn to lead in the complex field of accounting

Dive deep into the numbers to ensure compliance, make data-driven decisions, and provide ethical accounting leadership in any public, private, or government organization with an M.S. in Accounting (MSA) from Utica College.

As you learn to apply accounting and tax frameworks to prevent business problems, you'll be preparing for your CPA exam. Combined with a typical undergraduate accounting degree, you'll complete 33 credit hours in accounting and 36 general business credits, helping you meet the academic course requirements for licensure as a CPA in most states.

In as little as two years, graduate ready to use the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) to perform audits, methodically identify accounting problems, and clearly present solutions.

Career Outlook: Earn up to $208,000

As a graduate of Utica College's online M.S. in Accounting program, you'll be prepared to apply what you learn in the public, private, or government sector. With comprehensive financial knowledge and accounting skills, you'll be equipped to fill in-demand roles like Accountant, Financial Analyst, Controller, Financial Manager, and more.1



Gain essential accounting skills as you explore financial models, quantitative analysis, corporate tax issues, and more. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to conduct financial and compliance audits, and interpret and prepare financial statements, reports, budgets, analyses, and forecasts. The coursework also prepares you to take the CPA exam.


Faculty: Learn From Accounting Experts

Get to know our faculty of accounting professionals with decades of experience working in a variety of positions within the financial sector as they share their perspective and expertise. Their industry-tested insights can help you succeed as you enter the field.


Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online M.S. in Accounting, you'll need to submit the following:

  • :: Typically, students should have a B.S. in Accounting, but a non-accounting degree is acceptable as long as the following course prerequisites are met:
    • :: At least 30 credit hours in business courses, including microeconomics, statistics, and finance
    • :: At least 18 credit hours in accounting courses, including intermediate accounting I and II, a tax accounting course, and auditing
  • :: A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • :: A minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale

Learn more about all of our admissions requirements, including those for international students.


Tuition and Financial Aid

This 30-credit program costs $775 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid, from scholarships to military benefits.

Why Learn Online With Utica College?

Benefits of Being an Online Student

Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.


Frequently Asked Questions

It's our goal to make finding answers to your questions effortless. See our list of Master of Science in Accounting frequently asked questions or call 866-295-106 to speak with a program manager.


Build your skills in this vital field with Utica College's Online Master's in Accounting degree. Fill out the information form or call us at 315-732-2640 or toll-free at 866-295-3106 to speak with a program manager today.