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Online Graduate Accounting Program FAQs

Below are a number of frequently asked questions about The University of Scranton’s online Master of Accountancy degree program. If you have a question that is not listed below, call 866-373-9547 to speak with an admissions representative.

Are there any specializations in the online MAcc program?
Yes, students can complete a specialization in Forensic Accounting or Accounting Analytics as their 5 elective course selections.

Who is your typical student?
While we do not have one specific “type” of student, the majority of our students have multiple years of work experience. We have students from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. We celebrate diversity because we find that it adds to the overall quality of discussions within our online classroom environment.

Do I have to finish my degree in 20 months?
No. Once a student has started the program, they have up to six years to complete the program. We understand that sometimes things in life can come up. While we do suggest that our students complete their degree without taking any breaks, we do allow our students to take some time off.

Are there any prerequisites for this program?
Students without a bachelor’s degree in accounting are welcome to apply for this program. The following 4-course sequence provides students with the core accounting knowledge needed to be successful in the master’s program.

Courses include:

  • ACC 502 Accounting for Management OR ACC 538 Accounting Communication OR ACC 539 Accounting Ethics
  • ACC 505 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 506 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 507 Intermediate Accounting III

What are the requirements for the program?
Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or the equivalent from an international college or university. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Foreign transcripts must receive a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Admission requires an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

When can I get started?
There are several opportunities to begin the program throughout the year. An admissions representative can help you apply for a start date that works best for you by calling 866-373-9547.

Are there any entrance exams required for your program?
The University of Scranton does not require any entrance exams for acceptance into the online accounting graduate program.

What accreditation does your program have?
The University of Scranton is regionally accredited – a nationally recognized credential and the highest level of accreditation a traditional college or university can obtain - by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Middle States is one of six regional accreditors within the United States.

The online MAcc is housed in the Kania School of Management, which is included among a small number of institutions accredited by the AACSB International (association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Only about 5 percent of educational institutions worldwide that offer business degrees have achieved this distinction.

What is the duration of the program?
The online Master of Accountancy program is designed to be completed in only 20 months (part-time attendance) or as little as 10 months (full-time attendance).

Are there any campus visits/residencies/internships required?
The University of Scranton does not require any residencies or on-campus visits for the completion of the Master of Accountancy program. This program is 100 percent online.

I’m interested in learning more applying for the online program. What do I do first?
Complete a request for information form and an admissions representative will reach out to you to schedule an interview. For immediate assistance, speak with someone by calling 866-373-9547.

Will my degree state that I have completed the program online?
No. There is only one type of graduate degree from The University of Scranton. Students who successfully complete the online program will receive a diploma stating that they have earned their degree from The University of Scranton. Online and campus-based students earn the same prestigious program credentials. Graduates of the online program are invited to join the University’s regular commencement ceremonies in Scranton in May and are proudly counted among the University’s more than 45,000 alumni worldwide.

What does the support look like for the online program?
An admissions representative will be assigned to you upon requesting information to assist you with your research and your admissions file. You can also expect support from:

  • 24/7/365 Technology Support
  • Professors that are experts in their fields, active in the online courses and are available to provide assistance when needed.
  • A mentor that is assigned to you upon acceptance.
  • A Student Services Coordinator that is assigned to you upon acceptance.

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Gain a mastery of accounting with The University of Scranton’s MAcc online degree program. Call 866-373-9547 to speak with an enrollment representative or click here to request more information.