Accountancy and Taxation, M.Sc. | University of San Diego | San Diego, United States
12 months
1565 USD/credit 46950 USD/year
1565 USD/credit 46950 USD/year
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Looking to advance your accounting career? The Accountancy and Taxation program at University of San Diego will prepare you for a rewarding career as an upper-level accountant or licensed CPA. 


The small class sizes of the Accountancy and Taxation program at University of San Diego allow each student to receive one-on-one attention from our faculty of industry experts.

Through case studies, simulations and experiential exercises, you will practice ethical leadership and learn to negotiate financial strategies with clients and internal teams. With electives such as Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting and State and Local Taxation, you can specialize your accounting degree in the fields you find most relevant to your goals. You can also take advantage of studying abroad and visiting international firms to gain a global accounting perspective.

Your career starts here.

More than 30 top employers, including the Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies, actively recruit USD students. Our programs offer many opportunities for students to connect directly with these industry leaders.

On-campus recruiting and networking events: Introduce yourself to representatives from accounting firms, government agencies and private companies through career fairs and social events.

On-campus interviews: Meet with accounting firms on campus for internship or employment opportunities.

Off-campus office tour and interviews: Accept invitations from accounting firms to attend half-day events in their office, typically involving three to four more interviews, lunch or dinner and networking time.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics for Accounting Professionals
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Investment Planning and Risk Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis for Accountants
  • International Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Applied Research for Financial Accountants and Auditors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • As an international student, you are required to have the equivalent of an undergraduate accounting degree. This includes 18 semester units of upper division business coursework and 18 semester units of upper division accounting coursework. If you do not have the equivalent of an accountancy degree, you are responsible for completing all upper division accounting prerequisites and business prerequisites to be considered for admission to the program
  • Graduate application (including $125 non-refundable application fee)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts 
  • GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    46950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1565 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1565 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 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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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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