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Earn a master’s in accounting
Master of Science in Accountancy
Our master’s degree in accounting is designed to address the goals of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Vision Project for professional values and skills in communication, leadership, technology, strategy and critical thinking. You’ll train for a management position in accounting, auditing or budgeting while gaining valuable information that can help you prepare for the CPA exam. Learn how University of Phoenix can help you advance to the next level with the Master of Science in Accountancy.
What you’ll learn
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
How to get started
Talk with an advisor to learn more about the admissions process and choose your degree program.
Note: Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. While this program was designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA), the University of Phoenix cannot, and will not, provide any assurance that completion of this program will allow a successful student to qualify within the student's specific jurisdiction. Potential applicants should check with the appropriate organization within their jurisdiction to determine if this program, combined with their undergraduate degree and any other specific criteria, meets the requirements to qualify for examination in that specific jurisdiction. States frequently change their requirements for examination. There is no assurance that at the time of degree completion the specific jurisdiction's requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
Individual courses are also available.
When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
Need more information?
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Apply business knowledge to contemporary problems.
Our Master of Accountancy program provides a solid education in advanced accounting theory and how it relates to business. Most of our students are working learners who discuss how to apply these fundamentals to real-world problems. This combination of theory and practical application provides insight into the complex world of accounting.
Develop in-demand accounting skills.
The curriculum development team at University of Phoenix works with faculty members and business leaders to develop a master’s degree program that provides skills relevant to accounting across many industries. Explore the degree program that can help you be in demand.
Cultivate real-world skills in our virtual organizations.
Because University of Phoenix is committed to helping you develop real-world proficiencies that you can apply to the business world, we’ve created platforms that allow you to strengthen decision-making and critical-thinking skills as they apply to accounting. Try one of our virtual organizations to further enhance practical applications that are valuable in today’s world.
Join our entrepreneurial alumni.
According to our Alumni Association, 11 percent of our 23,300 business school graduates who responded to our 2011 survey have founded a business.
Is this the right program for you?
If you have questions about the Master of Science in Accountancy degree program, the quickest way to get answers is by talking with an Enrollment Advisor.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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World-class faculty who've been in the boardroom
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Expanded learning opportunities in our academic social network
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.
Advisors who are committed to your success
We provide each student with advisors who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.