MS in Accounting

Appalachian's Master of Science in Accounting program is a one-year, on-campus program that offers students a first-rate educational experience including CPA exam preparation, excellent career support and a powerful alumni network... all at a competitive price.

The in-depth knowledge and technical focus of Appalachian's MS-Accounting program curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional success now and in the future.  The 30-semester hour program is typically completed in one year and offers:

  • A comprehensive accounting education with opportunities to specialize in tax or business analytics.
  • Small classes with passionate, award-winning faculty.
  • A CPA exam advisor and CPA exam review modules that give students personalized, high-quality exam preparation.
  • A dedicated career counselor, a structured process for connecting students with employers, and a proven track record of job placement.

As a student in Appalachian’s MS-Accounting program, you will not only enhance your technical accounting knowledge but also develop your communication, analytical and critical thinking skills in ways that will set you apart from your peers in your career.


The program has three concentrations: general, data analytics and tax.