Program Overview


This online graduate degree prepares those who are seeking a career in the accounting field with options for students at any stage in their professional development.

The Master of Accountancy program is a 36-credit graduate program intended to prepare people with an undergraduate degree in business, or those who have successfully completed the equivalent undergraduate foundation in business, for a career in the public accounting profession. Students are not required to have an undergraduate degree in business. Those without this degree would only have to take up to five prerequisite courses to prepare for graduate accounting studies. This program prepares future certified public accountants (CPAs) to exercise their developed technical competence and interpersonal skills with integrity. It is, however, not exclusive for aspiring public accountants.

At a Glance

  • Problem-based learning allows students to apply concepts and principles in solving actual accounting problems.
  • Flexible online program allows you to work at your own schedule.
  • No matter when you decide to begin your path to career advancement, you’ll never have to wait. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis and accepted students can start during any of the five 10-week terms scheduled each year. Check out our course calendar to learn more.
  • Learn with your classmates in expertly facilitated dialogues that emphasize engagement, credibility and quality over quantity through small class sizes and constructive guidance from your instructors. With our flexible online format, you'll have the freedom to study where you want, when you want.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally / national accredited institution with at least a 2.5 GPA. Prerequisites include successful completion (B- / 2.7 GPA or better) of each of the following prior to program enrollment: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Introduction of Finance/Business Finance, Macroeconomics, Federal Tax (Individual).

    School Overview

    Saint Joseph’s College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college for men and women of all faiths and ages. The 474-acre campus, on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine, is in view of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Saint Joseph’s was founded by the Portland Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in 1912 and chartered by the Maine Legislature in 1915. Today, it is Maine’s only Catholic college. From 1912 to 1956, the College was located on the grounds of the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse in the Deering district of Portland. In 1949, the name of the College was changed from Saint Joseph’s to The College of Our Lady of Mercy, but with the change of site to Standish in 1956, the original name of Saint Joseph’s was reinstated. In 1970, Saint Joseph’s became a co-educational institution.

    Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level. 


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