Master of Science

The Master of Science (MS) in Accounting is designed for accounting professionals interested in pursuing licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or certification as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). This program will prepare you for high demand careers with course content specifically geared to help you prepare for the rigorous certification exams. This program is delivered completely and conveniently online.*

Those seeking professional development in this area also may be interested in the Accounting Certificate.

*The MS in Accounting is not suitable for international students requiring a student visa from PSU due to its online delivery format.


The MBA in General Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Certificate programs are not subject to accreditation through ACBSP. The MS in Accounting was designed to the same strict academic and quality standards of the MBA in General Management and we expect it will hold ACBSP accreditation when eligible.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Graduate Business courses will be offered.

Curriculum Requirements

Accounting Core Component – 24 credits

Elective Component (choose two courses)

Total for MS in Accounting – 30 credits

With rolling admission, you are able to start your program at any time. In fact, you can take up to 12 credits before being admitted. Financial aid is available to qualified matriculated students.

Interested in other graduate business programs? Check out Plymouth State’s MBA degree options.