The MS in Accounting from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is the perfect complement to your career. With specializations in tax, internal audit, financial regulation, and public accounting, you can choose which path your career takes. Smith’s top-ranked faculty, reputation for being the among the best business schools in the Washington, D.C., region, scholarships and busy-season internships make this accounting program truly valuable.

The MS in Accounting program produces highly trained accounting professionals who are prepared for heightened accountability and the expanded role accounting plays in consulting, information management and strategic planning. You’ll learn to carry out the rigorous internal auditing required to meet today’s strict accounting and auditing standards.

Complete your studies in one or two years just outside the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. — ranked one of the best places to live in America by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.

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    Why did you choose the MS in Accounting Program?

    "The major reason I chose the Smith School was its faculty. I noticed that they had great backgrounds not only in academia but also from the corporate world. I also noticed that the Smith School has good placement opportunities, especially with the Big 4 accounting firms, which was very important to me in deciding to join this program."

    Priti Agarwal

Earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees in five years or less
With more than 60,000 Smith alumni, your industry connections are strong
Choose from specializations in Internal Auditing, Public Accounting or Taxation
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