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Accountancy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


  • Truman’s School of Business is one of only a select number of universities worldwide accredited in both accounting and business by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • In combination with an undergraduate degree in accounting (such as Truman’s Bachelor of Arts in accounting), our program satisfies the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. You can earn your master of accountancy degree in one year, and upon graduation, you will be well-equipped for the CPA exam—our graduates have a reputation for consistently passing all parts of the exam on their first try.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting 
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Essentials of Calculus 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note, to enroll during regular enrollment/registration dates, your application should be completed by Feb. 1 for Summer/Fall.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities sent to Graduate Office
  • Current Truman undergraduates do not need to submit Truman transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Prompts provided within online application enrollment information
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Only 1 letter of recommendation is required for Accounting applicants
  • OPTIONAL Graduate Teacher/Research Assistantship Application
  • Only applicable for students applying to the Accounting, Education, English and Music graduate programs

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    28792 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 28792 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
                  • National

                    16365 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 16365 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
                  • In-State

                    9451 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 9451 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                  Living costs for Kirksville

                  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
                    Living Costs

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