Online Master of Science in Accountancy

Thinking Beyond the Numbers to Solve Problems

Online Master of Science in Accountancy
Nestled in the heart of Chicago’s financial district teaching online accounting courses for more than eight years, DePaul University brings the best of both worlds to its online Master of Science in Accounting: a top-tier accounting education combined with a proven history of offering exceptional online programs.

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Everything You Need for the CPA Exam
MSA students gain the hands-on skills and knowledge they need to prepare for the CPA exam, and most of our graduates pass the first section of the exam as first-time test takers.
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Reach Your Career Goals
From working in the C-suite to opening their own firms, MSA graduates go on to have incredible accounting careers.
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Guaranteed Scholarship for Incoming MSA Students
As part of our commitment to make graduate education more accessible, the Driehaus College of Business is pleased to offer a guaranteed $8,000 scholarship to all incoming MSA students.
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AACSB Accredited
Our online MSA aligns with the rigorous standards set by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International, the highest standards of excellence in business and accounting since 1916.
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Taught by Award-Winning Faculty
Our accounting faculty, trained to provide a top-tier online education experience, are award-winning professors and CPAs with recognition from the Big Four accounting firms and academic communities.
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Program Summary

DePaul University designed the online MSA specifically for the virtual learning environment with input from the leaders in the profession. The program expands DePaul’s eight-year history of offering high-quality online accounting education while maintaining our focus on helping graduates become career-ready from day one.

The program attracts individuals from a broad range of professional backgrounds—from experienced accounting professionals to those who want to enter the field. In addition to exploring the principles, costs, and ethics of accounting, DePaul’s MSA program provides hands-on experience with a full breadth of auditing, reporting and other accountancy procedures.

Equipped with both practice and theory, DePaul MSA graduates will leave the program with everything they need to elevate their careers and prepare for the CPA exam.

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Program Walkthrough Video

Watch the MSA program overview video with Professor Cindy Durtschi to learn how the program prepares you for the CPA exam and success professionally.

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Master’s in Accounting Careers

A master’s in accounting can prepare graduates for a wide variety of career opportunities, both in accounting and general finance. The DePaul MSA program includes both accounting and business classes to prepare students for the various challenges they will face in the workforce. Possible accounting positions include certified public accountant, financial controller, and chief financial officer. Online MSA students can access career services provided by the Kellstadt Career Management Center, which helps graduate students define and achieve their professional goals.

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Anu John Kuntharayil

“The best part of the online MSA program is its equivalence to a fulltime MSA program. The curriculum was competitive, the admission process was smooth and the turnaround was quick. I was very impressed.”

Anu John Kuntharayil, online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) at DePaul University, June 2022