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Are you looking for a program that delivers the flexibility, choices, and opportunities you need to take your accounting career to the next level?

Our Master's of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares students for rewarding careers in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting. The program thoroughly prepares graduates to gain every professional certification available in the field of accounting, including Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA).

Whether you’re continuing your accounting education, advancing your career, or transitioning to a new one, the MS in Accounting program at American University positions you to be competitive in a growing field.



Pursue an accounting specialty that meets your needs and interests—all taught in small classroom settings by world-class practitioners and innovative research scholars.



Live, learn, and intern in Washington, DC, a vibrant city that offers financial networking opportunities as well as access to top corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profits.



Flexible scheduling, certification programs, and dual-degree options provide a big payoff for your career. Maintain your current job or land an internship with ease during your course of study.