Master of Science in Accounting (Online)
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Earn Your Master’s in Accounting Online
Features of Our Online Accounting Master’s Program
Are you interested in taking your career to the next level by pursuing your master’s in accounting? At Kent State University, our online master’s in accountancy gives you the opportunity to earn your degree at your own pace and convenience from virtually anywhere.
Our online M.S. in Accounting is about much more than just debts and credits. The program we offer promotes critical thinking, hands-on application of technology, communication skills and ethical decision making. In addition to experiencing personal and professional growth, our students will enjoy the following features of our online master’s degree in accounting:
- A flexible approach
- Outstanding faculty of leading executives and expert scholars
- Cutting-edge curriculum
- Ability to learn at your convenience
- Preparation for future careers
- Accounting degree not required
- Qualify to take CPA exam and more
- Meet individually with your advisors each semester
- Networking with industry professionals
Launch Your Career with Kent State’s Master’s in Accounting Online
When you choose to enroll in the master’s in accounting online program at Kent State, you are opening the door to many successful and fulfilling career opportunities. Graduates from our program pursue careers in the following:
- Fraud investigation
- Law enforcement
- Investment banking
MSA graduates sit for a variety of professional certifications, e.g., CPA, CMA, CISA, CFE and CIA. The Master of Science in Accounting degree provides a great foundation for career advancement and growing your professional network.
Please refer to the most recent academic requirements for admission to the CPA exam issued by the applicable state, e.g., Accountancy Board of Ohio.
MSA Curriculum Summary
The Online M.S. in Accounting curriculum at Kent State University provides an advanced accounting coursework core and a variety of electives that afford you the opportunity to structure a concentration tailored to your needs.
With our flexible online approach, students have the ability to take courses at their own pace from virtually anywhere in the world.
|Core Accounting Courses||12 credit hours|
|Accounting Electives Courses||9 - 12 credit hours|
|Non - accounting Elective Courses||6 - 9 credit hours|
|Total number of credits||30 credit hours|
The accelerated program can be completed in as little as two semesters by students with an undergraduate accounting degree. The M.S. in Accounting program can be completed 100% online or with a mix of online and in-person classes. If you do not have an undergraduate accounting degree, you can complete the M.S. in Accounting in 51 credit hours or less. The program is flexible and affordable with students starting in either the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Students attend full time or part time as best fits their specific needs. A Combined Degree option with the KSU Accounting BBA program is available.
|Ohio Residents||Non-Ohio Residents|
|Below 11 Credit Hours||$536 per credit hour||$999 per credit hour|
|11-18 Credit Hours||$5,896||$10,989|
* Estimate tution shown as of Fall 2022; see KSU tuition calculations at https://www.kent.edu/tuition
All Online MSA students have a $15 per credit hour distance learning fee in addition to the above tuition rate.
Online Master’s in Accountancy Admission
THE COMBINED BBA/MSA PROGRAM
Opportunities for double counting courses and provisional admission are provided to Kent State University undergraduate accounting students with outstanding records or individuals with exemplary professional credentials. Undergraduate students in or entering their senior year who have completed 105 semester hours and have a 3.2 or higher overall GPA and accounting major GPA (or undergraduate students in their junior year who have completed 90 semester hours with a 3.3 or higher overall GPA and accounting major GPA) may obtain provisional admission to the M.S. in Accounting program.
Five undergraduate courses are available as so-called “slash” courses: ACCT 43009, 43013, 43020, 43033 and 43043. The graduate-level equivalents are: ACCT 53009, 53013, 53020, 53033 and 53043. A student who is provisionally admitted takes the 53000 level courses to count as both BBA and MSA hours toward the respective degrees. A maximum of 9 hours may be counted towards both the BBA and MSA degrees.
Questions about the program? Contact Kent State today and we will be in touch soon. If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, apply to earn your online master’s in accountancy!
R. Drew Sellers, CMA
Coordinator, MS in Accounting program
330-672-2282 Graduate Programs Office
Graduate Programs Director