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M.Sc. On Campus


American University Washington DC

12 months
54360 USD/year
54360 USD/year
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The Accounting program from American University Washington DC prepares students for rewarding careers in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting.

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Whether you're advancing your career, transitioning to a new one or just starting out, the Accounting program from American University Washington DC will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field – one that's projected to increase by 22 percent in the next decade. 

The MSA curriculum focuses on various accounting topics – including auditing, forensic investigation, business ethics, information systems, and more – to develop the leadership qualities and data-utilization skills you'll need to excel in the industry.

Diverse Experiences with Real-World Practioners

The Kogod MSA faculty are real-world practitioners who bring their diverse experiences and unique business backgrounds to the classroom.

The MS accounting faculty uses experiential exercises and integrated projects to teach you the principles of business accounting. Our talented department will provide personal attention to help you analyze the accounting world from every angle.

Preparing for the future

Both full-time students and working professionals, take full advantage of the connected Washington, DC based alumni network. Accounting career preparation is also aided by our well-connected Kogod Center for Business Communication and the Office of Career Engagement.

MSA graduates excel in various accounting, auditing and budgeting roles, including supervisor, and managerial positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting 
  • Management Accounting  
  • Financial Management  
  • Applied Managerial Statistics  
  • Economic Theory  
  • Managerial Economics and Corporate Strategy  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits

30 to 37.5


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A current copy of your resume is required and must be uploaded in the supplemental items section of the online application. 
  • A statement of purpose is required for all graduate programs, including certificate programs, and can be completed on the application form. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required for all MS programs.
  • A non-refundable fee of $100 USD is required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    54360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


There are also several MS Accounting scholarships that can offer financial assistance to students. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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