MS in Accounting

Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Accounting provides an opportunity for students to pursue intensive studies in accounting and related subjects. Students prepare for a career in public accounting, industry, government, or not-for-profit organizations.

  • 30 credit hours with an undergraduate degree in accounting; 42 credit hours with prerequisites for those without an accounting background
  • Part-time online; part-time or full-time on-campus
  • Flexible program can be customized to meet your goals
  • CPA firms actively recruit from our program
  • CPA exam pass rates are above the national average, and we offer intensive CPA review courses to help students prepare
  • Career support available 24-7 with Bryan Briefcase, our new online collection of professional development resources

Students can choose from two concentrations: 

The Taxation concentration is for students interested in specializing in taxation accounting.

The Financial Reporting and Assurance concentration is for students interested in specializing in areas such as corporate financial reporting and analysis, assurance service, and consulting (on-campus students only).


College is an investment in your future, but our goal is to give you an outstanding education at a reasonable cost. A quality education doesn’t have to come with sticker stock. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

Estimated Tuition & Fees (2021-22)

Residency Status

Per credit hour Est. program cost


This rate applies if you’re a legal resident of North Carolina.

$536 $16,058

Outside NC*

This rate applies if you're not a legal resident of North Carolina and receive online education outside NC.
(Learn more about the Outside NC tuition rate.)

$826 $24,756


This rate applies if you’re not a legal resident of North Carolina and receive online education in North Carolina.

$1,298 $38,921

*International students living outside the United States who are enrolled in our online programs pay the Outside NC rate. Any added taxes, including Value Added Tax, are the responsibility of the student. Learn more about the Outside NC tuition rate.

All the program details. All in one brochure. 

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Live outside North Carolina?

Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.
UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.
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