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Online Master's in Accounting Practice

Quickly Advance in Sought-After Accounting Careers


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Prep for CPA Licensure

GMAT/GRE Not Required

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  • Duration 1 year
  • Cost per Credit $950
  • Credit Hours 33

Program Benefits

  • Prepare to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam
  • Customize your accounting courses
  • Network with Big 4 accounting firms
  • UD is ranked #66 in Best Online Master’s In Business Programs by U.S. News1

Choose a Program Widely Respected for its Dedication to Excellence

Taught within the prestigious Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, UD’s online master’s in accounting practice is designed for you to move into diverse accounting careers or advance in your current role.

Our program is accredited by AACSB International, which is the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the world and a distinction that fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned.

Launch or Advance in High-Paying Accounting Careers

Your online master’s in accounting practice degree from UD is both personally rewarding and a boost to your salary potential. Upon graduation, you’ll benefit from career-ready skills.

  • UD’s accounting courses focus on financial reporting, management and database design, which are skills correlated with higher salaries for accountants.2
  • Accounting managers with these marketable skills boost their yearly salary by up to $8,000.3
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Study the Accounting Field and Gain Leading-Edge Skills

Take Asynchronous Accounting Courses

Connect with Faculty One-on-One

Prepare to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam and gain a holistic understanding of accounting and business practices.

Customize your 33-credit degree with three elective accounting courses from foundational topics including:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Business Law for Accountants
  • Database Design and Implementation
Curriculum Details

Begin Our Convenient Application Process

Fully Online Application

No GRE or GMAT Required

Our graduate application system is designed to put you in control of the application and all documents associated with it. To get started, you’ll need:

a completed online application
a bachelor’s degree in any academic background from an accredited institution
a GPA of at least 3.0 or a minimum of 2.8 GPA in the last two years of your undergraduate program
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We Aim to Make Your Education Affordable

$950 Per Credit Hour

We work hard to keep our tuition affordable while maintaining the highest academic standards. Our Tuition Calculator will help you estimate the total cost of your program.

Financial Aid

You can fund your program by receiving a grant, qualifying for federal or private loans, utilizing military benefits or pursuing employer tuition reimbursement. Our dedicated admissions and financial personnel will help you through the process, including enrollment in a payment plan if applicable.

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What You’ll Learn

In UD’s online master’s in accounting practice degree, you’ll study with experienced faculty to gain a solid understanding of accounting, the assurance function, tax regulations, business law and the business environment. Graduate ready to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam and enhance your accounting career.

Program Outcomes

Faculty Spotlight

Nir Yehuda
Associate Professor of Accounting & MIS

Nir Yehuda is an associate professor of accounting at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. His research interests are in the areas of financial and managerial accounting, including fundamental analysis, discretionary disclosure of information by firms and cost behavior.

Yehuda earned his doctorate from Columbia University. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, he served on the faculty of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

About Our Expert Faculty

We engage accounting professors that influence the future practice of accounting and many of our students are recruited to the Big 4 accounting firms due to faculty connections. You’ll be able to interact one-on-one with your instructors for coursework and career advising.

What it’s Like to Study Online

We pride ourselves on teaching and innovation, so you’ll encounter an advanced digital curriculum delivered by experts. Knowledgeable staff members are available to answer questions by phone, chat and email, and you can access technical support 24/7.

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Answers to Common Questions

We’ve provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about UD’s online programs. If we missed anything, you can get in touch with a knowledgeable admissions counselor by phone at (844) 237-1338.

You can earn your degree in as little as one year with full-time study, or study part-time at your convenience.

Yes. This program is delivered through the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, which has been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for more than 50 years. AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the world, and a distinction fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned.

You can transfer up to 9 credits from an accredited college or university. Graduate credits earned at another institution (but not used in the completion of another graduate degree) will be evaluated at your written request for any course. Contact an admissions counselor at (844) 237-1338 for more information about transferring your prior credits.

You may start this program in the fall, summer or spring semesters. Applications are accepted at any time up until a week before classes begin. Applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis, which makes now the perfect time to apply.

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Although this program does not offer concentrations, you’ll get the opportunity to choose three elective courses that align with your individual interests.

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University of Delaware is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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  1. U.S. News and World Report. Online Colleges Rankings, Business Programs (non-MBA). Retrieved February 2023, from