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Master of Science

Work towards something greater than the bottom line.  

You understand the accounting profession, but you want to deepen your industry knowledge and become a leader in the field. You may have, or wish to obtain, your CPA license. You thrive in an organized and balanced world, and you hope to take your financial talents to the next level. A management role is within your reach. Amplifying your career and credentials by getting a master’s degree is your decisive next step.

The master’s in accounting degree is structured to help you meet the requirements for CPA licensure, and courses are continuously updated to meet the newest accounting standards. Anderson’s accounting faculty mix high-level process with real-world applications. In fact, most are practicing accountants and business owners.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online + on campus courses
8-week terms

Credits for Completion
30 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$920 per credit hour

Sample Accounting Classes

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AC 6050: Advanced Auditing

Examines cases of failed audits to assess and control risk, identify relevant assertions and evaluate management incentives.

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AC 6080: International Accounting

Dive into International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), US GAAP foreign exchange and US international tax issues.

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AC 6100: Controllership

Study the financial and nonfinancial functions and responsibilities of the chief accounting officer of a business organization.

Program Details

Get all the details on our M.S. Accounting program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Accounting Career Paths

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief Financial Officers are responsible for managing all aspects of a company or organization's finances. Chief Financial Officers are expected to complete financial planning as well as tracking company profits.

Corporate Controller

Corporate Controllers are responsible for managing accounting operations, providing financial reports and ensuring  accounting records are organized. This job can be compared to a Budget Manager, but includes some additional responsibilites such as ensuring the budgets don't create any large risks and that the company's financial results are meeting set goals.

Forensic Accountant

Forensic Accountants provide two main services to their clients: investigation and litigation support. Forensic Accountants should expect to work with public and private employeers and complete audits of financial records to find evidence of fraud and other possible crimes.

IT Accountant

Information Technology Accountants combine accounting skills with software systems to oversee and protect a company or organization's digital financial data. Information Technology Accountants help to provide technology efficiency and reduce errors.


Auditors review the accounts of companies to check that the financial records are legal and valid. In some cases, an auditor can serve in an advisory role for a company and recommend things that can be cost saving and prevent financial risks.

Financial Analyst

Financial Analysts examine financial data and use this information to guide business decisions. Financial Analysts prepare models to assess financial conditions and determine strengths and weaknesses in the financial status of a company.

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Accounting Specializations

M.S. Accounting students have the option to specialize in one of the following areas:

| Financial Accounting
| Fraud/Forensic Accounting
| IT Accounting
| Managerial Accounting

The M.S Accounting program also helps satisfy the 150-credit-hour requirement necessary to sit for the CPA exam or earn a CMA credential.

How to Apply

To apply to the M.S. Accounting program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Resume

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $920 per credit hour
Total program credits: 30

Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October.

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