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Plus One Professional Accountancy Graduate Program

Earn Your MS in Professional Accountancy in Just One Extra Year

Prepare yourself for a career in public accounting with your MS in Professional Accountancy. From courses in cost accounting procedures to advanced topics such as pensions and post-retirement benefits, SNHU's professional accountancy Plus One master's program can help equip you with the latest concepts and practices necessary for professional accounting and auditing.

When paired with the Degree in Three bachelor's accounting program, this Plus One program allows accounting majors to finish their bachelor's degree in 3 years and use the fourth year to earn their master's - saving time and money.

See Yourself Succeed in Professional Accountancy

Designed with aspiring Certified Public Accountants in mind, the MS Professional Accountancy Plus One will immerse you in accounting and auditing topics that are likely to be on the CPA exam.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of getting your professional accountancy degree at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty members who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and more.
  • Minimal requirements. No GRE or GMAT required for admission.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Admission Requirements

SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission. If you are an international student in need of a visa to study on campus, please see our international admission requirements.

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within two weeks of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply complete our online application form.

Curriculum

The Master of Professional Accountancy program is a graduate day program to be completed in three 16-week semesters, beginning with the summer term. While this program is targeted for graduates of the BS in Accounting Degree in Three program at SNHU, it is possible for other graduates with a bachelor's in accounting to be eligible to complete the graduate program.

The professional accountancy graduate program was designed to help ambitious students acquire the accounting and auditing knowledge required to sit for the Financial Accounting and Reporting and the Auditing and Attestation sections of the CPA exam in just 1 year.

Requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary by state. Students are encouraged to review their state specific requirements. State-by-state educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam can be found on the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), while state-by-state CPA licensing requirements can be found through the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by NASBA.

Graduate Tuition

Earning your degree is a smart choice to advance your career, and investing in an affordable program increases your ROI. We keep our costs low to remove barriers between you and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.