12 months
24361 USD/year
24361 USD/year
10401 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Professional Accountancy from Central Washington University is composed of an accounting core, applied courses, and elective courses. 


Professional Accountancy core courses at Central Washington University will deliver the body of knowledge necessary to understand today's complex accounting industry. 


  • The applied courses will employ skills and theories from core courses to real-life scenarios aimed at preparing the student to enter the profession with competence. 
  • Elective courses will round the educational experience, rendering it more tailored to the student's individual interests and needs.


The program is accredited as a clinical mental health counseling program by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and meets the educational requirements for professional licensure as a counselor in Washington State and many other states.

Programme Structure

  • Online attendance: students may attend live classes remotely from anywhere
  • Classes meet once a week 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • 45 quarter credits
  • Program can be completed in 12 months (4 quarters)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits
  • Quarter Credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution by the time of matriculation or enrollment with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all coursework attempted in at least the last 90 quarter (60 semester) hours of recognized academic work.  
  • Completion of Intermediate Accounting Series, the content of which is similar to ACCT 350, 351 and 352, with a C or higher.
  • Completion of one foundation tax course, the content of which is similar to ACCT 303 or 340, with a C or higher.
  • International students must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement of CWU School of Graduate Studies & Research.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24361 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24361 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24361 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24361 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10401 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10401 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ellensburg

895 - 1492 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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