Master of Science in Accounting / Government
Purdue University Global

Program Details

Prepare to meet the demand for accountants and auditing professionals fueled by a growing, globalized economy and complex regulatory and tax environment. Build the expertise to take on mid- to senior-level positions in this field. Complete your degree 100% online, on your schedule.

  • Program Highlights: Study auditing, taxation, cost accounting, and financial accounting.
  • Certifications: Prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examinations.*
  • Career Opportunities: Public accountant, financial manager, management accountant, tax accountant, internal auditor, government accountant
  • ACBSP Accreditation: This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Concentrations: Build specialized knowledge and advanced skills with a focus in one of the following*:
    • Public Accounting—CPA Track
    • Private/Corporate Accounting—CMA Track
    • Tax

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.
* To sit for the CPA Exam, students may need to take additional courses at the undergraduate or graduate level to meet individual state requirements. Licensing requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state. You should review your state's educational requirements by visiting the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website ( as well as your state's CPA licensing requirements, which can be found at the Accountancy Licensing Library ( Refer to for additional information on licensure and state authorizations.
† For more information on Purdue Global’s ACBSP accreditation, visit

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Purdue University Global is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Purdue University Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)