Master's Degree in Accounting.

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Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Master’s Degree in Accounting in as little as 1 year + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



what you'll learn

  • Accounting Theory and Practices
    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of accounting theory and apply that knowledge to specific accounting practices in a global economy.
  • Advanced Accounting Studies
    Grow beyond CPA licensure by gaining additional knowledge in areas such as financial accounting and reporting issues, federal taxes and management decisions, auditing, and managerial accounting issues.
  • Material Needed to Pursue Professional Licensure
    Gain a comprehensive understanding of advanced accounting theory and practice to pursue professional licensure.
  • Accounting Research
    Learn to identify research problems and authoritative sources, develop search criteria, gather and evaluate data, and formulate conclusions to assist with managerial decision-making in the areas of financial accounting, tax and audit.
  • Accounting Regulations and Standards
    Measure outcomes using existing measurement criteria such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Other Common Basis of Accounting (OCBOA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or other non-authoritative measurement tools.

A Unique Advantage

Keller's Master's in Accounting degree program integrates Becker's CPA Exam Review into its curriculum. 

Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Master’s Degree in Accounting can consider careers such as:

  • Accountant

  • Accounting Manager

  • Auditor

  • Budget Analyst

  • Budget Director

  • Controller

  • Credit Analyst

  • Director of Corporate Strategy

  • Director of Financial Planning

  • Director of Financial Reporting

  • Director of Taxation

  • Financial Analyst

  • Forensic Accountant Fraud Investigator

  • Internal Auditor

  • International Accounting Specialist

  • Management Accountant

  • Merger and Acquisitions Analyst

  • Payroll Manager

  • Risk Manager

  • Strategic Planner

  • Tax Examiner Collector

  • Tax Manager and Revenue Agent

  • Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.

Program-Specific Courses1

ACCT591 CPA Exam Preparation: Auditing and Attestation
ACCT592 CPA Exam Preparation: Business Environment and Concepts
ACCT593 CPA Exam Preparation: Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT594 CPA Exam Preparation: Regulation

Core Degree Courses

ACCT525 Current Issues in Accounting
ACCT540 Professional Research for Accountants


Students choose from among the ACCT and FIN courses


Students may choose any courses for which they meet the prerequisite(s)


ACCT601 Accounting Capstone

Admission Requirement

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Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
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Coursework - Master's Degree in Accounting for Pennsylvania residents
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*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
Note: For those wishing to pursue CPA certification, the CPA exam-preparation courses (ACCT591, ACCT592, ACCT593 and ACCT594) are recommended.
Note: All students planning to sit for the CPA exam in Texas should follow the academic plan outlined in the academic catalog. Students planning to sit for the CPA exam in Texas should note that a significant percentage of coursework must be completed successfully onsite.
Students that do not wish to pursue the CPA certificate must complete 9 CH from among ACCT courses listed in the catalog.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.