Accounting - Master

Accounting - Master

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: March 1, November 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $55
Intakes: August 26
International tuition: $52,770
Domestic tuition: $52,770

Program overview

Whether you're advancing your career, transitioning to a new one, or just starting out, the MSA program will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field – one that's projected to increase by 22 percent in the next decade. The MSA curriculum focuses on various accounting topics - including auditing, forensic investigation, business ethics, information systems, and more - to develop the leadership qualities and data-utilization skills you'll need to excel in the industry.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test

• Statement of purpose

• Transcripts

• 2 letters of recommendation

• GRE scores

• Resume

English Language Proficiency

Proof of English Proficiency is required from all applicants whose native language is not English and who do not hold a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. accredited college/institution.

To meet the English Language Requirement, students must submit scores from one of the following three tests for admission:

  • Duolingo English Language Test: Due to recent English language testing and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, American University is temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Language Test as part of our admissions process for 2020 and Spring 2021 admission applications.  The minimum required Duolingo score is a 120.  
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): You must achieve a required score of at least 100 on the Internet-based test (IBT). Combined scores will not be accepted, nor will SOC accept the ETS MyBestScore results. The test cannot be more than two years old. 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must achieve a minimum score of a 7.0 or higher; combined scores will not be accepted. The test cannot be more than two years old. 

Campus location

Washington, D.C. , United States

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