Master of Science in Accounting

For students beginning the program in Fall 2014

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The MS in Accounting is the flagship graduate accounting program offered by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Designed for accounting professionals looking to maximize their marketability, the program will provide you with the tools you need to advance your organization – and your career – in this challenging legal and regulatory business environment.

In today's era of heightened accountability, organizations are charged with carrying out rigorous internal auditing to meet strict corporate governance and other accounting and auditing standards. The demand for highly trained accounting professionals who can successfully interpret new rules, better understand business control processes, and design effective internal controls has never been greater.

The Accounting program, subject to enrollment, offers track options in internal auditing, tax, public accounting and general accounting. 

This innovative accounting program will prepare you for the expanded role accounting now plays in consulting, information management and strategic planning. It was developed by Smith's world-class faculty – leaders in the fields of accounting and auditing. Developed for both full-time students and working professionals who enroll on a part-time basis, the program can be completed in 12-16 months.   The Shady Grove program is 16 months and the College Park program takes 12-16 months to complete.

The MS in Accounting program is ideal if you are employed by:

  • Public accounting firms
  • Public and private corporations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government departments and agencies

The program, subject to enrollment, offers Internal Auditing, Tax, Public Accounting and General Accounting track options, along with the opportunity to network with other accounting professionals and business leaders.

Classes are held at two of our campus locations in Maryland – College Park and Rockville (Shady Grove). Both are easily accessed from all points throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, which spans from Baltimore to northern Virginia.