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MS Accounting Tuition and ROI

Investing in your career with a master’s degree requires a significant financial commitment. At the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, we are committed to helping you take your next giant leap by offering affordable tuition.

In addition to tuition, we invite you to compare the cost-of-living in the Greater Lafayette area, the available financial aid and scholarships, and our high placement rates to calculate your estimated return-on-investment (ROI) of a Purdue business master’s degree.


Cost Per Credit Hour Full Tuition
Indiana Residents $550 $16,500
Out-of-State Students $1,100 $33,500
International Students $1,265 $37,950

Based on 30 total credit hours. Tuition costs are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees.   

Estimated Costs

Cost of Living* $13,300
Books & Supplies $1,160
Health Insurance / Medical Allowance $622

*Based on a 10-month program.

The cost of living and books and supplies figures are based on estimates from the office of International Students and Scholars (ISS). 

For additional information about tuition and program costs, please contact the program specialist for details.

ROI of a Daniels School of Business Master’s Degree

Purdue’s commitment to excellence includes providing a high return on your investment. We’ve calculated your ROI based upon our affordable tuition combined with the low cost of living in Greater Lafayette, Indiana and the salary outcomes reported by our graduates. In-state residents see an ROI of 87%,* while international and out-of-state residents have an ROI of 67%.*

Tuition Comparison

Download our tuition comparison to evaluate the Master of Accounting tuition at top universities in the U.S.

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* ROI calculation is based on Payscale's reported average cost of living in Greater Lafayette, the 2022-23 base-tuition and the Daniels School's career services office's reported average salary of the class of 2022.

Cost of Living Comparisons to Greater Lafayette

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We’ve done the research for you! Compare the cost of living in the Greater Lafayette, Indiana area to that of some of the major metropolitan areas and top universities.

*Cost of living based on minimum stipend amount. Source:

Career Outcomes

In the 2023 GMAC Corporate Recruiting Survey, recruiters say that new business school hires “are prepared to take on leadership roles,” “tend to be innovative” and “have the ability to handle the complex global business environment.” In short, business master’s grads improve their chances to pivot, elevate or accelerate their careers.

The MSA class of 2022 went on to secure accountant and auditor type roles in more than ten emerging industries, earning on average about $60,000. Explore the detailed career outcomes of our recent graduates to see where a master’s in accounting from Purdue can get you!

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Financial Aid and Scholarship

Purdue understands that funding your education can be a challenge, and we work diligently to assist you in helping pay for your education. To that end, rather than charging high tuition and giving scholarships, we have set the tuition for the MSA program to be as affordable as possible.

The following opportunities are also available:

Teaching Assistants

Select MSA students may be hired as teaching assistants (TA) during their program. TA positions provide a unique learning opportunity and a stipend, paid bi-weekly for working with accounting faculty and undergraduate students.

Individual instructors are responsible for hiring their TAs for their courses. If you are interested, contact the MSA program specialist for more details.

Financial Aid at Purdue

The University's Division of Financial Aid helps students find ways to eliminate financial barriers to a Purdue education. Use this resource to learn about available types of financial aid, how to apply for aid and much more.

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