The MS Accounting (MSA) program prepares you to take the CPA exam while enhancing your technical skills, improving your written and oral communication, and developing your critical thinking and leadership abilities. The 30-credit hour program provides you with the data analytics skills that accounting employers seek and prepares you for public, nonprofit, government or corporate accounting.
Whether you plan to pursue a career in assurance, forensic accounting, tax or consulting, the flexibility of the MSA program allows you to choose your area of focus and complete 1-2 internships. Pair this with the built-in access to the Becker Fast Pass CPA prep course and you'll be well prepared to pass the CPA exam and launch your career.
With one of the most affordable tuition rates available — combined with the fact that graduates with an MS Accounting degree and a CPA license are estimated to receive $1.5m more in lifetime career earnings — the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business accounting program offers exceptional return on investment.
Current students: We offer early admission through the Accounting Pathway Program. Join as early as your sophomore year!
30 Credit Hours
Full-Time 10 months
Main Campus, West Lafayette
Becker CPA Prep
Listen to Calei Kelly (MSA ‘22) explain how the program coursework directly translated to her career goals, helping her pass the CPA exam and land her job at Deloitte.
If you would like to receive more information about the MS Accounting program at Purdue, please fill out the form and a program specialist will be in touch.
We also have availability to meet with you virtually to discuss how your goals align with our curriculum, community, student experiences, and outcomes to determine if Purdue is the right fit for you!