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Seats Open for Eastern’s Master’s Degree in Accounting Program

Published on June 11, 2015

Seats Open for Eastern’s Master’s Degree in Accounting Program

In the next seven years, accounting is projected to be among the top 20 occupations with the most job growth in America, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To meet this demand, Eastern Connecticut State University now offers a master’s degree program in accounting. Summer classes begin June 29, and there is still time to enroll. If enrolling on June 29 is not possible, Eastern’s rolling admissions allows students to start the program at the beginning of any semester; the fall semester starts on Aug. 31.

Completion of the master’s program will qualify and prepare students for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam. Through flexible scheduling, degrees can be earned in one year. At less than $500 per credit, the program is affordable in comparison to master’s degree offerings from other Connecticut universities. Scholarships, assistantships and on-campus housing are available as well.                                    

“We are pleased to bring back our master’s degree in accounting—in a totally new configuration,” said Eastern Provost Rhona Free. “With the flexibility of evening, weekend and online courses, students can complete the 30-credit degree in one year. This is an affordable way for people with a bachelor’s degree in accounting to meet the eligibility requirements and prepare for their CPA exam. And our accounting faculty have a well-earned reputation in Connecticut for their knowledge and teaching ability.”
Taught by seasoned faculty at Eastern’s small, liberal arts campus, the master’s program covers taxation, auditing, business finance and other topics in the field of accounting. Classes are taught in small groups, with excellent access to faculty and campus facilities.

“Our programs are dynamic and cutting edge,” said Jacob Easley, dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies. “They are designed to build on a strong liberal arts background to effectively prepare students for careers in the public and private sectors.” He continued, “Eastern’s ability to attract and retain accomplished scholars and teachers speaks well of our reputation. Our faculty are authors, innovators and leaders within their respective professions, and many hold national as well as international acclaim.”
For more information about the master’s degree in accounting degree, or other graduate programs, contact the Graduate Division at 860-465-5292 or

Written by Michael Rouleau