12 months
20380 USD/year
20380 USD/year
9342 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Accounting program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is designed to enhance your career and provide an affordable, flexible, world-class education in the process. Our MS in Accounting — the number one–ranked program in New England — will prepare you for top-tier jobs in the field.


Why a Master's in Accounting?

The Accounting program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst — the top-ranked program in New England and one of a select few to achieve the prestigious AACSB accreditation in accounting — prepares you for the best jobs in accounting, in a way that fits your lifestyle.

Propel Your Career

Working with internationally recognized faculty in accounting and auditing, you will learn to apply real-world solutions and practices through a progressive curriculum committed to team-based learning and hands-on problem solving. The knowledge you gain in the program will fulfill the educational requirements to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Massachusetts.

Professional Track

If you already have an undergraduate degree in accounting, our Professional Track will immerse you in advanced coursework immediately, where you will learn skills that are applicable to your current job and position you for growth or a specific focus in the fields of accounting or auditing.

Transitions Track

Interested in switching to a career in accounting or auditing? Our Transitions Track is designed specifically for students with non-accounting backgrounds. This curriculum begins with foundational courses that prepare you for the advanced concepts introduced later in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Federal Taxation for Individuals and Businesses
  • Assurance Services
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibilities for Accountants
  • Forensic Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • Resumé/CV
  • Official Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE Score
  • For Non-Native English Speakers Only: English Language Proficiency Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4671 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Amherst Center

1228 - 2543 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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