Governmental Accounting

Rutgers University

Master Online
12 months
1256 USD/year
1256 USD/year
300 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Ranked #8 in the nation according to the 2018 US News & World Report ranking for "Best Online Graduate Business Programs in Accounting," the Rutgers Business School Master's in Governmental Accounting is the first and only program of its kind available entirely online, exclusively at Rutgers University.


If you’re looking for a flexible, online accounting master’s program that fits into your busy life and will help you advance an accounting career in the public or nonprofit sector, then the Master’s in Governmental Accounting from Rutgers University is for you.

Taught by industry leaders, our program is designed to prepare you in the rapidly expanding field of government financial management, accounting, and auditing.

At just 30 credits, you can complete this program part-time as you work, and even in as little as a year, while fulfilling the additional credits required to sit for the New Jersey CPA exam.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online convenience
  • No GMAT required – get started right away
  • Great value for government employees – in-state tuition for New Jersey residents is now extended to all out-of-state residents enrolled in the program.
  • 4-course online graduate certificate program available – credits can be applied toward master's degree

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Advanced Topics in Governmental Accounting
  • Concepts in Auditing
  • Design and Development of Information Systems
  • Ethical Issues in Public Financial Management
  • Government Budgeting Systems
  • Governmental Accounting and Auditing
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public Sector Auditing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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

  • Application fee (non-refundable) of $70.00
  • Official Transcripts
  • GMAT/GRE Test Results
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
  • You must provide two letters of recommendation
  • Submit your current resume
  • Essay
  • International Applicants: International students (those seeking an F-1 visa) are not eligible for this program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1256 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1256 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per year 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.

Getting a Student Visa

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Governmental Accounting
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