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Accountancy (MSA)

The nationally ranked Master of Science (MS) in accountancy is intended for students who do not have an undergraduate accountancy degree. Through the program’s challenging integrated sequence of courses, students become proficient in topics that are relevant to the work of a professional accountant. Students meet the educational requirements to sit for, and to successfully pass, the CPA examination. Students also gain a solid understanding of other business disciplines and their relationship to accounting issues. The program’s full-time faculty includes nationally and internationally known authors, scholars and researchers.


Faculty expertise and experience. DePaul’s accounting faculty members have served as internal auditors, team managers, chief financial officers, controllers and partners in accounting firms—bringing a wealth of experiences into the classroom.

World-class Business Connections. DePaul’s location in the heart of Chicago’s financial and business district gives students access to employers at top companies, including international accounting and consulting firms.

Strong alumni network. The alumni of the accountancy school form one of the largest accounting and tax networks in the Chicago area—giving students unparalleled access to opportunities and networking.

Online learning option. Students have the option to take classes in a face-to-face format or entirely online - an invaluable benefit for working students wanting a flexible schedule or for those not living in the area. 

Career Outlook

Graduates achieve some of the highest internship and job placement opportunities during, and immediately following, degree completion. More than  91 percent of students are in an accounting, tax or audit-related career track at the time of graduation. Graduates have gone on to work at major accounting firms such as KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Grant Thornton and RSM; as well as in industry, corporate accounting, non-profit accounting and government positions.​​

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