George Mason University

M.Sc. On Campus Online
12 months
1454 USD/credit
1454 USD/credit
829 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Today’s demand for accurate and honest financial reporting fosters an unprecedented need for accountants in all industries. The Accounting degree from George Mason University prepares you for accounting careers in public, private, and governmental accounting.


As a George Mason University accounting major, you will learn:

  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Auditing
  • Tax accounting
  • Accounting information systems
  • Professional responsibilities and ethics
  • The accounting profession and its role in business

When combined with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, the MSA meets requirements to take the Uniform CPA Examination in Virginia and in most other states. The program integrates fundamental business skills and specialized knowledge and acumen required by the accounting profession. The MSA program is pursued as a face to face or an online option.

Career options:

The MSA is designed to meet the needs of new professionals entering the accounting profession. The program allows students to earn a state-of-the-art graduate degree in accounting. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Issues in Financial Reporting
  • Fraud Examination
  • Advanced Issues in Taxation
  • Professional Accounting Colloquium
  • Global Accounting Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1454 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1454 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1454 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1454 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    829 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 829 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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