Master's Degree in Accounting

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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

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    Accounting Theory and Practices

    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of accounting theory and apply that knowledge to specific accounting practices in a global economy.
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    Material Needed to Pursue Professional Licensure

    Gain a comprehensive understanding of advanced accounting theory and practice to pursue professional licensure.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

Pursue the Future You Want

Keller’s Master’s in Accounting degree program integrates elements of Becker Professional Education’s industry-leading CPA exam prep 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 Courses2

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

FAQs: Master’s Degree in Accounting Program

What is a Master's in Accounting?

A master's degree in accounting is a graduate-level degree that you may be eligible to earn after earning a bachelor's degree in accounting. You can earn an online Master's Degree in Accounting right here at DeVry! This degree can help prepare you to pursue taking the CPA Exam1 and may also prepare you to pursue a variety of accounting positions.

What can you do with a Master's in Accounting?

A master's in accounting can help you prepare to take the first steps toward a career in the accounting field.1 Once you've received a Master's Degree in Accounting from DeVry, you'll be able to  consider pursuing taking the CPA Exam, with help from our Becker Professional Education's CPA Exam Review that is directly integrated into the program. You may also be able to pursue other accounting credential exams, though those are not specifically covered by this Master's Degree in Accounting program.1

How long is a Master's Degree in Accounting program?

Here at DeVry, you can earn your Master’s Degree in Accounting online 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 Our Students Have to Say

"For the past year, I have been searching for employment and responding to open jobs but have not received feedback on my applications. After meeting with DeVry's Career Advisor, I feel like I can use the information they shared to improve my resume. Thank you DeVry! "

Abimbola Rotibi | Master Degree in Accounting & Financial Managament with Certified Public Accountant, 2022

Admission Requirement

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • A Bachelor's Degree with a specialization in Accounting or Finance
  • Successful completion of all parts of the CPA exam
  • A CPA license

For complete admissions requirements, please see our academic catalog.

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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
**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.
1Credits and degrees earned from this institution do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing exams to practice certain professions. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for their field of interest.
Coursework may qualify for credit towards the State Board of Accountancy requirements. However, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the state board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying to determine whether they have completed the appropriate credit hours and coursework to qualify to take the CPA exam.
Employees of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management are not in a position to determine an individual’s eligibility to take the CPA exam or satisfy licensing
New York students should contact the NYSED Office of Professions regarding professional licensure.
2Students 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.