Master of Science in Accounting - Isenberg Online MSA at UMass Amherst


The Master of Accountancy degree program provides students from all academic backgrounds with the knowledge to become tomorrow’s leaders in this rapidly growing field.

Online Master of Science in Accounting | Isenberg School of Management | University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Isenberg School of Management’s program offers unique tracks based on your prior education. Do you hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting? Join the Professional Track, and complete the program with 30 credits, and in as little as two semesters. No accounting education? Join the Transitions Track, and start by taking accounting foundation classes meant to provide you the prerequisites necessary to be successful in the upper level core and elective classes in the program. No matter which track you choose, the MS in Accounting will help you meet your career goals.

The Isenberg School of Management has received ongoing national recognition including:

  • #25 Top 50 Master’s Accounting Programs nationwide (Public Accounting Report, 2019)
  • #4 Top Ranked Masters Accounting Programs by Region for the Northeast / Mid-Atlantic Region (Public Accounting Report, 2019)

The MS in Accounting program offers maximum flexibility so you can tailor your schedule to fit your life. You will receive a world-class education at an affordable price. The program curriculum was developed in close consultation with Isenberg’s Accounting Advisory Council and with feedback from students. The Advisory Council is made up of alumni partners and executives who are strongly committed to the program. The knowledge you gain in the MS in Accounting program will be applicable to the CPA exam and your future career.

Learn more: To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now.

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Visit the UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management’s website to learn more about earning your online Master of Science in Accounting.


Course registration for all Isenberg MSA Online courses is administered by UMass Amherst University Without Walls. 

Program Costs Amount
Cost per credit $800
Non-refundable Registration Fee per semester  $50
Late Reg. Fee per semester* $60
Returned Check Fee per semester** $30
Total for Course Cost*** $2,450 (800 x3crds. = 2,400 + 50 reg. fee per sem.)

*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled.

** applicable when checks returned unpaid.

*** Courses can vary from one to four credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course.

There is also a one-time $507 Graduate Entrance Fee, which is paid by all entering matriculated graduate students.


The Isenberg Master of Science in Accounting Program is fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB- International). AACSB - International is the premier accrediting agency for business programs around the world. We have the distinction of having earned separate AACSB accreditation for our accounting department and programs – one of only 5 schools in New England. In fact, only 1% of all business schools in the world have earned this separate accreditation.

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).



The MS in Accounting program welcomes applicants from all academic backgrounds. Students without an accounting background should apply for the Transitions Track. Students on this track will complete necessary prerequisite courses before advancing to upper level core and elective courses.

Applicants to the program must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Please submit the following materials with your completed application and fee:

  • Current resume
  • Personal essay highlighting your career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s) from any institution where 9 or more credits were earned
  • GMAT scores are only required if requested by the program director
  • TOEFL scores if applicable

We accept applications for admission for fall, spring, and summer. For more details, please connect with one of our Program Specialists.

Financial Aid: 

Students who wish to be considered for federal loans must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits. A complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be submitted each year, and you must be enrolled in an eligible degree granting program.

To find out more about graduate student aid, you can visit, or contact the Financial Aid Department directly:

Graduate Financial Aid Services
243 Whitmore Administration Building
181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
Office: 413-545-0801
Fax: 413-545-1700

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