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MS in Accounting

Graduate Division AccountingAre you interested in a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)? Smart choice! Accounting is one of the 20 fastest growing careers in America. Another smart choice? Preparing for your CPA exam by getting your Master of Science in Accounting at Eastern Connecticut State University! Completing your master’s degree at Eastern will help you fulfill your 150-credit requirement for the CPA exam. Finish your program completely online in a little over a year. Additional undergraduate coursework in Accounting may be required for some applicants. Please note that International students requiring a student visa would not be able to enroll as full-time Accounting students as courses are offered only online.

Eastern’s synchronous online M.S. in Accounting program provides a flexible curriculum to accommodate students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. The program is known for its curricular innovation, and the faculty is committed to providing outstanding instruction and advising. Our unique program provides a combination of 30 required credit hours in accounting (i.e., accounting for-not-profit organizations and Governmental units; Advanced/corporate taxation; assurance services, international accounting; Accounting info systems and financial reporting; and current topical issues in accounting), financial management, managerial economics, and organizational behavior. Students will receive thorough, rigorous, and specialized education in accounting and be challenged to develop strategies to overcome challenges, to showcase leadership skills, and to communicate ideas in a scholarly style.

  • Listed below are some of the basic requirements for admission into the M.S. in Accounting program:
    1. Completed application for admission. Apply Online.
    2. Bachelor’s degree from an approved/accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.70.
    3. $50 non-refundable application fee.
    4. Official college transcript(s) for all non-Eastern colleges/universities attended.
    5. Contact information for two references, to be included as "supplemental items" after submitting the online application.
    6. Personal/Philosophy statement, explaining your professional goals. Personal statements can be uploaded as "supplemental items" in the online application system after submitting an application.
    Additional undergraduate course requirements may be required after admission for applicants who have not completed a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • The following link contains course and credit requirements for the M.S. in Accounting program at Eastern. Please use them to help plan your course of study but be aware that course offerings may change in the future.

    Graduate Plans of Study

  • Since Eastern Connecticut State University is a liberal arts university, admission is open to any student who has a baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution and can show a high promise of success at the graduate level.

    The online “synchronous” M.S. in Accounting program is a 30-hour program designed to be completed in one year for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting. However, students with non-accounting degree and  inadequate background in accounting will be required to complete the following prerequisite undergraduate accounting classes as well as the 30-hour graduate accounting classes:

    1. ACC 301: Intermediate Accounting I
    2. ACC 302: Intermediate Accounting II
    3. ACC 303: Intermediate Accounting III
    4. ACC 310: Cost Accounting Systems
    5. ACC 412: Auditing
    6. ACC 410 Advanced Financial Accounting
    7. ACC 416: Federal Individual Taxation

    Admitted students will be allowed to take graduate and undergraduate classes concurrently with their advisor’s approval.

  • The M.S. Accounting program is affordable — and financial aid/scholarships and housing are available, along with potential assistantship and internship options. Receive personalized instruction from our talented executive faculty. For current tuition and fees information, please visit the website of the Bursar.

    What Type of Student and What is my Tuition Rate?

    • If a student is matriculated in a graduate program of study (degree seeking or non-degree), any course taken for credit or audit (whether graduate or undergraduate level) by the student will be billed at the graduate level.
    • If a student is matriculated in an undergraduate program of study, any course taken for credit or audit (whether graduate or undergraduate level) by the student will be billed at the undergraduate level.
    • If a student is not matriculated, but has been awarded an undergraduate degree, any course taken for credit or audit (whether graduate or undergraduate level) by the student will be billed at the graduate level.
    • If a student is not matriculated, and does not have an undergraduate degree, courses taken by a student for credit or audit can only be at the undergraduate level and, as such, will be billed at the undergraduate level.

    Tuition Refund Policy

    EasternOnline Tuition Refund Policy Part-Time Students for Fall and Spring
    • 100% refund through the first week of the semester ending on the first Saturday
    • 60% refund through the second week of the semester ending on the second Saturday
    • 40% refund through the fourth week of the semester ending on the fourth Saturday

    On Ground Course Tuition Refund Policy for Part-Time Students for Fall and Spring

    • Full-term courses longer than 8 weeks are refunded as follows:
      • 100% refund through the first week (or three hours) of classes.
      • 60% refund through the second week (or 6 hours) of class.
      • 40% refund through the fourth week (or 12 hours) of class.
      • No refund after the fourth week (or 12 hours) of class.
    • Less than full-term courses of 3 to 8 weeks are refunded as follows:
      • 100% refund prior to the second class meeting.
      • 60% refund prior to the third class meeting.
      • 40% refund prior to fourth class meeting.
      • No refund after the beginning of the fourth class meeting.
    • Week long and Special Sessions are refunded as follows: (less than 3 weeks):
      • 100% refund prior to the second class meeting.
      • 60% refund prior to the third class meeting.
      • No refund after the beginning of the third class meeting.
    Please Note: The $40 per course registration fee is non-refundable

Moh'd Rujoub

Accounting Program Coordinator – Professor

rujoubm@easternct.edu

Webb Hall – Office 419
(860) 465-5284
(860) 465-4469