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Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Accounting Online

Knowledgeable accountants are invaluable to organizations ranging from small businesses to publicly traded corporations. American Public University (APU) offers a graduate certificate in accounting designed to equip master’s-level students with an advanced understanding of financial reporting and analysis, ethical standards, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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At A Glance

  • Sharpen business decision-making skills by demonstrating your ability to access, evaluate, and use accounting information.
  • Explore specialties such as forensic accounting, international accounting, and advanced federal taxation.
  • If you’re interested in taking the CPA exam, you should know that education requirements vary by state.
  • No entrance exams are required, but this program does have prerequisite course requirements. Request information to learn more.
  • Completion of this program does not award any professional certifications, but may be helpful in preparing to earn such certifications.

The Benefits of a Certificate — Build. Pair. Enhance.

A certificate is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to commit to a full degree or those who wish to gain specialized knowledge to supplement current or future studies. However, a certificate is not the same as professional certification. If you’re thinking about additional study, this certificate pairs well with these programs:

A University Built For You

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

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Supportive

All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

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Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

$455
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

$290
Per Credit Hour

For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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