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Earn Your MS in Accounting Online

Prepare to address complex accounting challenges faced by private business, government and public sector agencies, and nonprofit organizations as you integrate theory with real-world practice. American Public University’s (APU) online Master of Science in Accounting advances your foundational accounting knowledge while building your research acumen to support your professional goals.

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

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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs


APU’s online MS in Accounting has earned specialized accounting accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

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

Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

Textbooks & Ebooks

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

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Comprehensive Coursework

Advance your knowledge in these essential areas: budgeting, auditing, taxation, and financial reporting. You have the option to explore international accounting and forensic accounting.

Practical Takeaways

Coursework is designed to reinforce vital core skills, such as written communication and problem solving. To conclude your program, you will write a thesis based on your original research addressing a current industry concern.

Experiential Learning

Lab work and simulations provide an opportunity for engaged learning led by faculty who bring their real-world insight from business and government.

Getting Started

No entrance exams, such as a GMAT or GRE, are required. But this program has prerequisite coursework admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

CPA Bound?

Successful completion of this program may or may not satisfy the educational requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Educational requirements for the CPA exam vary by state. Request information to learn more.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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