MS in Accounting FAQ
Below are answers to frequently asked questions about our masters in accounting program. If you have additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Caitlin Horan (703-993-8161, last names A-M) or Julise Daniel (703-993-1857, last names N-Z).
- Q:Can I take Masters in Accounting courses without applying to the Masters in Accounting program?
No. You must be an admitted Masters in Accounting student to take masters in accounting courses.
Learn more about Mason's Masters in Accounting admissions requirements.
- Q:How do I qualify for in state tuition rates?
Determination of residency status is made based on your responses to the domicile form that is part of the online application. If your residency changes after enrolling or if you do not agree with the domicile determination, you may appeal your status by calling the Domicile Office at 703-993-2464 or visiting the Domicile Office website.
- Q:How long will it take for me to complete Masters of Accounting program?
Those students entering with a bachelor's degree in accounting, typically complete the 30 credit masters of accouting program in 11 months as a full-time student. Part-time students typically complete the program in two years.
Applicants entering with a bachelor's degree in business or equivalent, will be required to succesfully complete four pre-requisite courses in addition to the 30 credit masters of accounting program. This typically takes students one year or more.
Applicants entering the part-time online program with an accounting degree will generally complete the program in 2 years. Applicants entering the part-time online program with a business degree and needing to take the pre-requisite courses will generally complete the program in 2-3 years.
- Q:How much does the Mason Masters in Accounting program cost?
Visit the MS in Accounting tuition page for cost information.
For an estimate of additional cost of attendance, please visit Mason’s financial aid website. For updated tuition rates, please visit the Student Accounts website.
- Q:I do not have a bachelor's degree in accounting, but I want to become a CPA. Am I eligible for the Masters in Accounting program?
Applicants to the masters of accounting program are required to have a Bachelor's in Accounting or at least 27 credits in accounting, a Bachelor's in Business or equivalent.
Applicants who do not have an accounting major or equivalent, but who do have a business degree, will be provisionally admitted until they have completed the following courses or equivalents with a grade of B- or better: ACCT 531, ACCT 532, ACCT 551, and ACCT 561. If you wish to earn additional accounting credits, the School of Business offers a post-baccalaureate accounting certificate program.
Applicants to the masters of accounting program who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting or business must complete ACCT 330 in addition to ACCT 531, ACCT 532, ACCT 551, and ACCT 561.
You also are eligible to apply for the Mason MBA program.
- Q:I have a bachelor's degree in business, but I have a lot of accounting courses. Am I eligible for the Masters in Accounting program?
You might be eligible for the Masters in Accounting program. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in business or equivalent are eligible to be provisionally admitted until they complete the following courses or equivalents with a grade of B- or better: ACCT 531, ACCT 532, ACCT 551, and ACCT 561.
Please contact us at 703-993-2136 or email@example.com for additional information.
- Q:I have/am graduating with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Am I eligible for the Masters in Accounting program?
Yes. Students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting are eligible for Mason's Masters in Accounting program. You may also be interested in the Mason MBA program.
- Q:Is the Mason MS in Accounting one of the top masters in accounting programs in the area?
George Mason is one of only 25 percent of AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide with accreditation in business and accounting. The accounting accreditation requires a rigorous peer-review process and is evaluated every five years to ensure the masters of accounting program meets the high standards of the accrediting body.
As one of only three accounting programs in the region with AACSB accounting accreditation, George Mason offers one of the best masters in accounting programs in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. George Mason is a top-ranked business school and top accounting school.
- Q:My degree is from outside of the U.S., how will I know if I am eligible to apply to the Masters in Accounting program?