Graduate degree
7 months
Application deadlines: Nov. 15, Feb. 1, Mar. 15
Application fee: $75
Intakes: September
International tuition: $52,800
Domestic tuition: $52,800

Program overview

Distinguish yourself from your peers. Graduate-level education provides you with not only the 150 credit hours required to pursue a CPA license, but also advanced knowledge and skills tied to the core areas of accounting.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


If you’re applying from a high school outside of the United States: please read the International Applicants page English Proficiency: All students, regardless of citizenship must demonstrate English language proficiency when applying to Northeastern. You can meet the requirement if: English is your native language. You have lived, and studied, at a high school for 4 consecutive academic years, in the United States or another majority native English speaking country. You submit, along with your application, official test results directly from the testing agency for one of the following English language proficiency tests: TOEFL iBT IELTS Academic PTE Academic C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

Career opportunities

Our MS in Accounting program will not only provide you with the knowledge base and skills you need in order to be successful in accounting, it will also provide you with a strong network that will enable you to grow and develop your career. The timing of the program enables candidates to launch their careers in January–the accounting industry’s busy season, when accounting professionals are in demand. Global, national, regional and local area firms have been well pleased with the MS in Accounting alums who have joined their ranks. In fact, alumni of the program often reach out in order to hire recent graduates. In the past three years, 98% of graduates with authorization to work in the U.S. have ended the program with job offers in hand. Students who enter the program without existing job offers receive assistance in their career search. Advisors meet with candidates to better understand their aspirations, critique and circulate resumes to surrounding firms and hiring agencies, and conduct mock interviews. Faculty referrals and career guidance are common along with networking events featuring local firms and alumni from the program. Over half of our students enter the program with a job offer contingent upon completing 150 credit hours of study in order to become CPA exam eligible. These students are welcome to visit with an advisor or faculty member to review career options, refine their resume and make alumni connections

You may also be interested in programs like