Program Overview

The M.S. in Accounting provides you with the technical accounting knowledge and prepares you for the CPA exam. This accelerated program is taught by practicing professionals and will quickly position you for career advancement.

 The M.S.A. program gives professionals an understanding of accounting practice in the workplace and the global marketplace. Students will prepare for the CPA exam while learning from a distinguished faculty who all hold doctoral or terminal law degrees and are current CPAs. They will also connect with active alumni at the Big Four accounting firms who are eager to share their success. SJU’s M.S.A. program provides the technical accounting knowledge and connections graduates need to advance their accounting careers.

St. John’s University offers strong ties to the Big Four accounting firms in New York, giving students access to a wealth of information in many accounting specialties. At 170,000 strong, the alumni network also serves as a resource to current students. CPAs can use the coursework they have completed at St. John’s to meet their continuing education requirement.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


    • Undergraduate business major or have completed 36 credits in business in a graduate business program or a school of law
    • GPA. of 3.25
    • Official Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores. (Students who have passed the uniform CPA examination or an equivalent examination may be waived from the GMAT requirement.)
    • Resume
    • Two letters of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references
    • Statement of professional goals


    This program is not authorized for residents of: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    St. John's is a Catholic Vincentian University that prepares students for personal and professional success in today's global society. Based in New York City, it is a diverse institution with a globally focused curriculum. Founded in 1870, it today gives students the opportunity to learn from top-ranked programs aligned with industry standards and customizable to your career goals.


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