George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

MS in Accounting Costs

Online Students (regardless of residency) - $997.50 per credit hour

Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Residents On-ground MSA and all on-ground certificates* - $997.50 per credit hour

Other U.S. Residents, International Students On-ground MSA, and all on-ground certificates: $1,622.50 per credit hour

Please Note:

  • Several courses require additional course fees of $5-$40 per credit hour and/or lab fees ranging from $25 to $130.
  • If you do not hold an undergraduate accounting degree, you will be required to take 12 to 15 additional credits at the per-credit tuition rate.

Mason MSA Fee Structure

  • Non-Refundable Accepted Student Enrollment Fee: $500**
  • Graduate New Student Fee: $60**
  • Books: Books average $150 per course
  • Airfare to and from the country for residency


Every applicant is automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship at admission. Applicants are notified of awards with their acceptance letter. Other scholarships are available for newly admitted students and must be applied to annually by April 1.

Military Students and Dependents

This program has been approved for veteran benefits. Please direct questions to the Office of Military Services at 703-993-1316 or email military@gmu.edu. For domicile and tuition information and policies, please click here

*Maryland and Washington, D.C. residents should NOT fill out a domicile application. You will be classified as a non-resident of Virginia for domicile and University record purposes. If admitted and following enrollment in courses, an adjustment will be made by the School of Business to update your tuition code. Once this update is made your tuition will reflect Virginia resident rates. Please note, you may be asked to submit proof of residency in D.C. or Maryland including, but not limited to driver’s license, car registration, taxes from the previous year, utility bill, voter registration, pay stub, deed/lease. If the student cannot provide proof of D.C. or Maryland residency, they will not be eligible for the Exception Rate.

**A one time, non-refundable fee for a new Mason MSA student. The enrollment fee is to reserve your seat for the term to which you applied. It is not credited to your tuition. The accepted student enrollment fee will be waived for a student using VA benefits.

Please note that rates and fees are subject to change. For current tuition rates and student fees, please visit the Student Accounts Office website.