Two male and two female MSA program graduates

MS Accountancy: Prepare for a Rewarding Career

Our MS Accountancy graduates begin their careers at the largest professional service firms and corporations in the world, at state and federal agencies and well-respected regional and local CPA firms.

The Master of Science in Accountancy at UNCW:

  • One of the most affordable graduate accounting programs in North Carolina
  • 96% placement rate at graduation
  • Fulfills the 150-hour education requirements to be licensed as a CPA
  • CPA exam pass rate on first-time attempts is above the national average
  • Substantial financial support available through scholarships and assistantships
  • Hands-on learning, professional development and extensive placement activities for students
  • Low 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for quality relationship building and mentorship
  • Outstanding faculty with extensive experience, research and industry connections 
  • Degree concentrations available
  • Part-time options available

Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students:

UNCW degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for applicable exams.  However, requirements in other states may be different.

If you are considering a degree program that leads to, or in order to qualify for, a professional license and/or certification, please note that at this time UNCW may or may not be able to advise whether the program meets requirements outside of North Carolina.  Prior to enrolling, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.


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N.C. Resident Tuition & Fees
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***Part Time options available

Program Duration

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Program Credit Hours

*Approximate total amount of tuition and fees that students who qualify for in-state tuition and complete the program without prerequisites will pay.
**Those applicants without an accounting background will be required to complete prerequisites before beginning the program; this will extend the full-time duration from 10 to 13 months.

***Part time options available: 2-3 years