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Earn Your MS in Accounting Online

Prepare to address complex accounting challenges faced by private business, government and public sector agencies, and nonprofit organizations as you integrate theory with real-world practice. American Public University’s (APU) online Master of Science in Accounting advances your foundational accounting knowledge while building your research acumen to support your professional goals.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.


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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP-Accredited

APU's Master of Science in Accounting has earned specialty accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP®).

Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

$455
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

$290
Per Credit Hour

For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

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Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Comprehensive Coursework

Advance your knowledge in these essential areas: budgeting, auditing, taxation, and financial reporting. You have the option to explore international accounting and forensic accounting.

Practical Takeaways

Coursework is designed to reinforce vital core skills, such as written communication and problem solving. To conclude your program, you will write a thesis based on your original research addressing a current industry concern.

Experiential Learning

Lab work and simulations provide an opportunity for engaged learning led by faculty who bring their real-world insight from business and government.

Getting Started

No entrance exams, such as a GMAT™ or GRE®, are required. But this program has prerequisite coursework admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

CPA Bound?

Successful completion of this program may or may not satisfy the educational requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Educational requirements for the CPA exam vary by state. Request information to learn more.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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