M.Sc. On Campus


James Madison University

24 months
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
466 USD/credit 6990 USD/year
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At James Madison University we supply our graduate Accounting students with the skills necessary to compete in today’s complex and changing business environment


About this Degree

The Accounting graduate program at James Madison University leads to the Master of Science (M.S.) in accounting degree and has a choice of a general/audit track or a tax concentration. The primary goal of the M.S. program is to prepare business and non-business majors for entry into the public accounting profession. Prerequisite coursework must be taken at an AACSB accredited school.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Management for Accountants 
  • Tax Research and Strategy 
  • Accounting Theory
  • Advanced Taxation of Business Entities 
  • Selected Topics in Taxation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the applicant intends to enroll.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the official graduate application form
  • Submit résumé online
  • Submit the $55 nonrefundable fee*
  • *Applications will not be processed without application fees. Fee waivers are not acceptable.
  • The following information should be mailed to The Graduate School:
  • Official transcripts, in individually sealed envelopes, from all previously attended institutions.
  • The official standardized GMAT test scores sent directly from the testing center. The code for the M.S. in Accounting program at JMU is 50P-NS-38.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

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


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