MS in Accounting

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Gain Advanced Skills with the Master's Degree
in Accounting

Expand your career options with a master's degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, available online, on campus and at our regional centers. This concentrated Accounting graduate degree can help prepare you to become a certified public accountant, corporate accountant, auditor or financial analyst.

You also may choose to use your new in-depth knowledge of accounting principles in high-level positions in banking, taxation, insurance or for any company with a financial division. The MS in Accounting degree program can provide you with a competitive advantage as you enhance your analytical skills and gain knowledge of the latest technology and financial analysis methods.

SNHU enables you to further focus your Accounting graduate degree with one of our concentrations.

CPA Exam Credit Hours

SNHU's master's degree in Accounting meets the 150 credit-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in most states. In some states, having an MS in Accounting degree means supervised work requirements are reduced by up to two years, meaning you could become certified even faster. Requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary by state. Be sure to contact the Board of Accountancy in your state  for complete details.

Advantages of the Master’s Degree in Accounting

  • One of the most affordable Accounting graduate degrees in New England.
  • Offered by a respected, private, nonprofit university.
  • An 80-year history of graduating successful business students.
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission.
  • Choose from on-campus and online classes.
  • MS in Accounting courses are taught by practiced faculty with professional experience and certifications.
  • Participate in discussions, group projects and real-world applications.
  • Complete your Accounting graduate degree in as few as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term.

Demand for Accountants, Auditors Remains Strong

Increasingly complicated financial regulations have increased the demand for accounting professionals. Accounting and auditing career opportunities are expected to grow 16 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Real-World Experience and Valuable Connections

Students in the MS in Accounting online degree program and those taking accounting courses at our centers, will learn from experienced faculty members who have spent years putting accounting principles into practice and sharing their extensive knowledge with students. Students can also take advantage of wide network of alumni for valuable internship opportunities and connections in the accounting industry.

Earn your BS and MS in Accounting

Looking to earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees in Accounting? Shorten your time to degree completion and save time and money with our BS to MS Accelerated Accounting program.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

University Accreditation

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