Master's in Accounting

Gain the Technical Knowledge, Analytical and Communications Skills You Need to Lead

Prospective Students: As part of Drexel LeBow’s commitment to providing innovative programs that respond to industry needs, we are currently restructuring our MS in Accounting program. Due to the changes in curriculum and offerings, we are not accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please explore our additional program offerings and check back soon for updates. If you have further questions, please contact: Kate Sonestein at

Drexel LeBow’s MS in Accounting is a market-driven degree designed to prepare students to become leaders in the field. The MS in Accounting deepens students’ understanding of accounting concepts, sharpens business acumen and provides the analytical and communication skills needed to become a successful accounting professional.

This degree prepares students for the CPA exam and beyond by combining a thorough examination of accounting concepts with opportunities for real-world application through experiential learning opportunities, consulting courses and access to top accounting firms through LeBow’s networks.

Why Pursue a Master of Science in Accounting?

Offered through our Accounting Department, the MS degree provides the depth of understanding needed to become a true leader in accounting, working within an evolving market.

This degree combines theory with practice, encouraging MS in Accounting students to become well-connected to the dynamic accounting industry and share their expertise with their community through programs such as VITA.

How Long Does It Take to Get an MS in Accounting

This highly selective Master of Science in Accounting program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree preferably in the area of Accounting from an AACSB (or equivalent) accredited institution.

  • 45-credit program
  • Students can earn this degree in 12 months studying full time
  • Students may also earn this degree studying part time at their own pace
  • Graduates are well prepared to sit for the CPA exam
  • Students have opportunities to participate in experiential programming such as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Plan of Study and Course Descriptions

Please refer to the Drexel University Catalog for complete degree requirements

In addition to a Master of Science degree in accounting, Drexel LeBow also offers an MBA program with a specialization in accounting if you are looking for a more generalized business education with a focus in accounting but not planning to become a CPA.

This program also offers an optional research track for those interested in pursuing a PhD in Accounting.

Graduate Minors

Graduate minors highlight Drexel’s collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit by allowing you to take interrelated graduate-level courses outside of your major graduate program. Enrich your graduate studies in accounting with supplemental knowledge and skills that provide additional professional expertise.

Examples of minors that may benefit MS in Accounting students include: Business Analytics Management, Finance, Taxation, Computational Data Science, or Applied Data Science.

A full list of optional graduate minors can be found on the Drexel Course Catalog.

MS in Accounting Admissions

If you want to learn more about Drexel LeBow’s Master of Science in Accounting program, you can attend an information session or request additional information. Ready to apply? Use our online application form to get started!

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