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Accounting, M.Sc.

Accounting, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
The MS in Accounting program helps students develop strong, comprehensive functional and technical skills as well as a specialized, in-depth understanding of the complexities of current accounting, auditing and tax practice. Classroom learning is immediately transferrable to the job and also prepares students to sit for the New Jersey CPA examination.


Students will benefit from the partnership between Becker CPA Review and Montclair State. To better prepare students for the CPA exam, the Department of Accounting, Law and Taxation has negotiated a substantial discount for students interested in taking the Becker CPA review course. This course is offered on the Montclair State University campus starting every June through October on Saturdays only. This course is only for Montclair State students.

The Forensic Accounting track in the Master of Science in Accounting prepares students and practicing accountants with the proficiencies needed in this specialized field: Students and professionals completing this program will:

  • Understand fraud prevention, detection and response and financial statement misrepresentation.
  • Be able to understand economic and commercial damages calculations, critically examine the valuation of companies within a litigation environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technical issues such as bankruptcy, dispute resolution and matrimonial accounting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Internal Auditing
  • Advanced Taxation for Accountants 
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • International Accounting and Auditing 
  • Business Law I 
  • Accounting Information Systems 
  • International Taxation and International Management Accounting 
  • Fraud Examination
  • Forensic Accounting 
  • Business Law II 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:


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                Academic Requirements

                • Complete the online application.
                • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
                • Equivalent of a US Bachelors degree 
                • GRE scores

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International Applies to you

                        22213 USD/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 22213 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      • National Applies to you

                        14102 USD/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 14102 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                      Living costs for Montclair

                      • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
                        Living Costs

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