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What will I learn?

The Accounting program leads to the Master of Science in Accounting degree which prepares business and non-business majors for entry into the public accounting profession. The Master’s program serves as the "fifth" year in preparing students for the 150 hours of postsecondary education required or scheduled to be required to become a certified public accountant in most jurisdictions.

The mission of the graduate accounting program is to provide a strong regional presence for advanced professional education that prepares students for success in the accounting profession by strengthening the students' technical expertise, enhancing their understanding of professional responsibility and improving their business skills necessary to compete in today's complex and ever-changing business environment.

James Madison University offers an on-campus program tailored for individuals who prefer a traditional full-time residential college program of study.

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $36,930 for the entire course
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2023


College of Business

Zane Showker Hall, MSC 0207,

421 Bluestone Dr.,



22807, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: PBT (Paper Based TOEFL): 570.

For international students

Anyone who has or will obtain a Bachelor's degree from an officially recognized college or university outside or inside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission.

English language proficiency test scores:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT total score of 80 or above

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of 6.5 or above

Application Deadlines

The Accounting program accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Fall semester - July 1

Spring semester - November 1

Summer semester - April 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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