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From real-world experience to exam readiness. Join the best prepared practitioners in the business.

The School of Accounting at JMU offers a Master of Science in Accounting degree which prepares both business and non-business majors for entry into the public accounting profession, providing the 150 hours of postsecondary education required to become a certified public accountant in most jurisdictions. The M.S. in Accounting coursework is administered as a full-time on-campus program of study that strengthens your technical expertise, enhances your understanding of professional responsibility and gives you the business skills necessary to compete in today's complex and ever-changing business environment.

Program Highlights include:

  • 98% of our students have accepted full time positions prior to graduation with the remaining 2% considering offers extended.
  • Global or National CPA firms employ over 75% of our graduates.
  • The median starting salary of our graduates is $65,000 - $70,000.
  • Over 90% of our students pass all four parts of the CPA exam on their first attempt.
  • All of our classes are taught by full-time, PhD qualified faculty.
  • Students can participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to gain valuable experience preparing returns for a wide variety of clients and financial situations.

The M.S. in Accounting program is designed to ready you for career success, starting with the CPA exam itself. 

For more information on the M.S. in Accounting program, refer to the graduate catalog, or contact Amanda Reedy at (540) 568-3250.

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