Take an Important Step in Your Future Career Growth

Explore the challenges and opportunities that Mason’s Masters in Accounting program has to offer. Our masters in accounting degree is designed for recent baccalaureate graduates seeking to advance their career potential and also meet the credit requirements necessary to take the Virginia CPA examination.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligble for our MS in Accounting (the full-time, part-time and accelerated programs), you must have a bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent from an accredited institution or have completed 24 college credits in accounting.

Applicants who have a business degree, but do not have an accounting degree or equivalent will be provisionally admitted until they have completed the following courses or equivalents with a grade of B- or better: ACCT 331, ACCT 332, ACCT 351 and ACCT 461. The pre-requisites are currently only available in-person, not online. Online students with business degree backgrounds are eligible to take these pre-requisite courses in-person if admitted provisionally to the MS in Accounting program.

These requirements are put into place to make our graduates eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

Learn about the masters in accountancy program application requirements and application process.

Fall Application Deadlines

January 15 March 1 April 1
March 15 May 1 June 1
June 1 July 1 July 15
Space Available Rolling basis  

After June 1 applications are accepted on a space available basis and decisions are reviewed on a rolling basis. If accepted, applicants will be individually informed of a deposit due deadline.

Please submit an online application prior to submitting any supplemental materials.

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline to be considered for that round. If materials are received after the deadline, your application will be considered in the next decision date.


George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




Main Campus
School of Business 
Enterprise Hall 
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Fairfax, VA 22030

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