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Master of Science in Accountancy
Our Master of Science in Accountancy degree program helps students master the theory and principles that frame a wide range of problems and issues encountered in the accounting profession. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the program also aligns with American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) standards. Built into key courses, Wiley CPAexcel® software helps students prepare for the CPA Exam.
What you’ll learn
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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 program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Master of Science in Accountancy gainful employment disclosures (CA).
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How to afford your degree
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
How to get started
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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.
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How much will it cost?
Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Federal Financial Aid Plan
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.
Wiley CPAexcel test-prep integration.
Prepare for CPA licensure while earning credits you can apply to exam requirements and a master's degree. Wiley CPAexcel® is embedded into key graduate courses that count toward our Graduate CPA Bridge Certificate and Master of Science in Accountancy.
800+ accounting faculty working in the field.
Learn from instructors who average 22 years of industry experience. Our accounting faculty work in companies of all sizes across the U.S., and include CPAs, chief financial officers, chief accounting officers, treasurers, auditors and financial analysts.
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 Representative.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs
View the completion and first-year persistence rates for all ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Accountancy program.
Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.
Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.
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 Representative.
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