College of Charleston

24 months
17406 USD/year
17406 USD/year
6858 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The College of Charleston offers a Master of Science in Accountancy degree that consists of two main tracks- Financial Reporting/Assurance and Taxation.

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The curriculum of this Accountancy program at College of Charleston provides a foundation for acquiring important knowledge and leadership skills required for success in the accountancy profession. You’ll choose one of three tracks – financial/auditing, taxation and a generalist track – and you’ll learn to evaluate critically, think broadly and make ethical business choices. The summer study abroad program provides a unique international experience.

Upon completion of this program, you will have the educational requirements for licensure as a CPA in most states, and be prepared to work in public accounting firms, private industry and government agencies. If you have earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you can complete the program in ten months and participate in a CPA exam review during the summer following your matriculation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Auditing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Business Finance
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

March 1 (this deadline is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships)


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Official GMAT score of 530 or higher
  • TOEFL scores of 100 or higher if your primary language is not English
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher with a 3.0 in upper-level accounting/business courses
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Successful completion of specified accounting and business courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17406 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17406 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6858 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


  • Assistantships are a form of financial aid through which graduate students are paid for the work they perform. They are often related to students' studies or areas of specialization. Typically assistantships fall into one of the following categories: graduate, research, teaching.
  • Scholarships are funds or payments awarded on the basis of academic or other achievements.
  • Grants are awarded by an institution or organization, often to pursue a particular research project or to attain specific professional goals.
  • The Versailles Fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students to teach and conduct independent research at a university outside of Paris.

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