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M.S. Accounting


Overview of the Masters in Accounting Online Program

Led by CPAs, forensic accountants, former IRS examiners and managerial accountants, the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is designed to help you pursue the career you’ve always wanted and prepare for relevant certification exams. The customizable MSA program also allows you to focus your studies in your personal area of interest.

Acquire valuable skills through career-focused projects that give you experience solving real accounting problems. This program offers you the opportunity to engage in course materials through virtual reality, video discussion applications, concept maps, demo videos from instructors and more. Discover transformative education for your future career at IWU.

  • 100% online learning format
  • Approximately 18 months to completion
  • $559 per credit hour
  • Multiple specializations available: Financial Accounting | Public Accounting | Managerial Accounting



  • Design solutions and strategies for complex accounting problems
  • Evaluate and strengthen your own leadership and management capabilities
  • Integrate your faith into your accounting practice and career plans
  • Relate ethical standards and legal requirements to the field of accounting



  • Public Accounting (CPAs)
  • Accountant
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Non-Profit Leadership



Accountants and Auditors

Projected change in employment in the US, 2018-28: 8%
Average salary in the US in 2018: $65,993

Financial Managers

Projected change in employment in the US, 2018-28: 21%
Average salary in the US in 2018: $114,981

(Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl.)



  • Ethics and Business Laws for Accountants
  • Accounting Information Systems and Control
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination



The Accounting program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
In addition to the general business accreditation, the accounting programs have also attained a separate accounting accreditation through the ACBSP.


Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
36 Total $559 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

Financial aid is not available for unclassified students.


The Master of Science with a major in Accounting (MSA) degree program is a 36-credit-hour graduate program.

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes

Core Courses



Financial Accounting Specialization Courses



Public Accounting Specialization Courses



Managerial Accounting Specialization Courses



Below are the lists of requirements for the MS in Accounting program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Accounting program are as follows:

  1. A baccalaureate or graduate degree verified on original transcripts sent directly to IWU by the institution, from a college or university recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (USDoE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  2. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed. If an applicant's GPA is below 2.5, the student may be admitted on a probationary basis, as established by the guidelines of the DeVoe School of Business.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must have completed all of the following:

  1. All credits required in the curriculum sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of “C” in each course. A grade of “C-” or below will require the course to be repeated.
  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 in all IWU graduate work.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Accounting program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application
    Apply online at indwes.edu.
  2. Transcripts
    College: Official transcripts are required for baccalaureate degrees from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (USDoE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades. Note: Additional third-party evaluators can be considered from an approved list and in some cases and internal international transcript evaluation can be done.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Master of Science with a major in Accounting program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.