12 months
1565 USD/credit 46950 USD/year
1565 USD/credit 46950 USD/year
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The M.S. in Accounting program offered by Chapman University is designed to assist graduates in preparing for the California CPA exam and earning credits that are necessary for CPA licensure, while obtaining a master’s degree.


Key facts

Accounting graduates from Chapman University will gain the knowledge needed to pursue careers in public accounting, industrial accounting, government and non-profit organizations.


  • Fall or Spring enrollment
  • Flexible courses offered in the evenings: Monday - Thursday
  • Centralized location in the heart of Orange County
  • Highly personalized classes taught by renowned faculty
  • Access to career services and distinguished research centers
  • Optional travel courses to Scandinavia or South America 
  • Merit scholarships and graduate assistantship opportunities
Students may take advantage of leadership roles in the Accounting Society, Graduate Business Association (GBA), Women in Business and Argyros Ambassador programs, attend national conferences, participate in case competitions and engage with top executives both inside and outside the classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Statistics
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 & 2
  • Individual Taxation OR Taxation of Corporations
  • Auditing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official academic transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1565 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1565 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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