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Master's in Public Accounting

If you want to go further in your career as a CPA, explore the online Master of science in public accounting program at Indiana Wesleyan University. In as little as 18 months you can pursue management and leadership-based roles in this dynamic field. Whether you want to work as a CPA, manage your own public accounting business, or work in a non-profit organization, your career possibilities will expand with the skills learned in this master’s level accounting program. We also offer a system of student services that includes tech support, tutoring, and full-time chaplains for additional support and guidance.

Why Pursue My Master of Science in Accounting at IWU?

At IWU, courses are taught by faculty who have experience as CPAs, forensic accountants, IRS examiners, and other roles you may pursue after completing this program. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Online master’s in public accounting students receive the same accredited education they would expect from a campus-based program with the flexibility of online learning. Courses are delivered through virtual reality, live discussions, video demos, and other convenient online tools. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition when you start the program, so you won’t have to worry about cost increases after you start classes.

What Will I Learn in This M.S. in Public Accounting Program?

If you want to become a certified public accountant or move into a leadership position in public accounting, this online program was designed for you. The public accounting specialization provides in-depth coursework that explores topics in advanced auditing, ethics, business law, auditing, regulations, and more. Instructors also help students understand how to integrate their Christian values into their professional trajectory and decision-making.  

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

36 Credit Hours


$575/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Master’s Degree in Managerial Accounting Program

Coursework for your Master of Science in accounting covers how to:

  • Design accounting solutions to financial challenges in all types of businesses
  • Help build organizational cohesion and boost morale
  • Communicate accounting topics to diverse audiences
  • Integrate biblical worldviews into your career in public accounting

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accountant
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Non-Profit Leadership

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • A baccalaureate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), verified on official transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 in all IWU graduate work.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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