M.Sc. On Campus


Illinois State University

12 months
838 USD/credit 25140 USD/year
838 USD/credit 25140 USD/year
404 USD/credit 12120 USD/year
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The primary objective of the Master of Science in Accountancy program at Illinois State University is to provide candidates preparing for professional careers in accounting a greater breadth and depth in accounting education than is possible in a baccalaureate or Master of Business Administration program.


About this Degree

The Master of Science in Accountancy program at Illinois State University builds upon the broad framework of the undergraduate degree in accounting. Graduate accounting courses emphasize study of current accounting literature, critical thinking, case studies, accounting theory, and written and oral communication. Class sizes are designed to be small to encourage interaction between the professor and each student.

Over 70% of those receiving advanced degrees from Illinois State University passed the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam on their first try in 2017—the highest pass rate in Illinois for large public university accounting programs.

Programme Structure


  • Research Methodology
  • Financial Accounting Theory
  • Advanced Business Analytics
  • Current Issues In Accounting
  • Advanced Forensic Analytics
  • Managerial Accounting Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • submit an official GMAT score (preferred) or a GRE score if the last 60 hours of undergraduate GPA is below a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework 
  • A typical admitted student has a GMAT of at least 500 and GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 hours.
  • Before entering the program, students will normally have had a Bachelor of Science in accountancy degree based upon the study of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's pronouncements, the AICPA’s Statements on Auditing Standards, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) auditing standards, and the Internal Revenue Code. Otherwise, there may be deficiencies as determined by the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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