Master of Science in Accounting

Propel Your Accounting Career to the Next Level

Propel your accounting career to the next level with the Master of Science in Accounting at Franklin Pierce University. You’ll master technical skills and apply your knowledge to business decisions in the areas of tax, non-profit, audit, financial analysis, and business ethics. You’ll be prepared to join every sector of the economy, including public accounting, business and industry, healthcare, and government.

Your coursework helps prepare you for professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Franklin Pierce offers small classes for in-depth, personalized learning in a program that is accredited by the International Accreditation Council of Business Education (IACBE). You’ll work closely with exceptional professors and an adviser to develop a plan and a full- or part-time schedule that fits your needs and goals. With classes offered 100% online or in hybrid online/classroom delivery, you can complete a graduate degree in just one year.

Admission to the Program

You must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, generally with a CGPA of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Acceptance to the program requires successful completion of the following undergraduate accounting coursework*:

Successful completion is defined as having a CGPA of 2.8 or greater, with no grade below a C, in the pre-requisite accounting courses. 

*Applicants who have not taken one or more of the pre-requisite undergraduate accounting courses, but who have substantially mastered the applicable accounting competencies by other means, such as professional experience, may prepare documentation of how these pre-requisite courses have been met at the time of application. This documentation will be reviewed for consideration of waiver of one or more pre-requisite courses.

Detailed admission and acceptance criteria are listed in the Academic Catalog.

Application Requirements

Complete an admissions portfolio which consists of:

Want to Know More?

Download the MS in Accounting Program SheetDownload an MS in Accounting program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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