Forge your path as a professional accountant with in-demand skills and the chops to back it up.
And you can do it even if you don’t have an undergraduate degree in accounting. Our MSA program bundles prerequisites into the curriculum and preps you for the CPA exam as we go. Finish in as little as 18 months. From there, it’s all up.
What You'll Learn
Build the foundation of accounting prerequisites you’ll need to prepare for your graduate-level courses, then learn everything you’ll need to know to become a highly valued accountant or consultant. You’ll even cover CPA exam topics.
In our program, you’ll first ensure all prerequisites are met, then complete 18 units of our graduate accounting work. You’ll then have 12 elective units remaining, which can either be accounting or approved non-accounting business courses.
CPA exam pass rate for UA accounting
students on first attempt
(compared to 49% national average pass rate)
job placement for graduates
legally eligible to work in the U.S.
months to complete the
MS Accounting program
You’ll need to submit official transcripts from your four-year bachelor’s degree program and show a GPA of 3.0 or higher, as well as an acceptable GMAT score (ideally above 500). There are prerequisite requirements, but they can be built in to your MSA program.
For international students whose native language isn’t English, we require a TOEFL composite score of 7 (with no subject score lower than 6).
March 1: Fall Admission Initial Deadline and GTA Deadline
March 27: Summer Admission (for those needing to complete prerequisites)
May 15: Fall Admission (International Students)
August 1: Fall Admission Final Deadline
September 27: Spring Admission (International)
October 1: Spring Admission Initial Deadline and GTA Deadline
December 15: Spring Admission Final Deadline
There are no events listed for this time span.
Return on Investment
Return on Investment
Your MSA is the gateway to a career transition—and lasting success thereafter. You’ll find your tuition is a solid investment. And to make it even more accessible, a number of loan and scholarship options are available.
Resident: $12,272 per semester
Non-resident: $22,447 per semester
Tuition and fees subject to change.
Nearly 100 percent of our MSA students who can legally work in the U.S. land jobs upon graduation. Your skills will be in demand among recruiters, with your hard work paying off.