The Master of Science in Accounting program provides students with advanced concepts in the fields of accounting, auditing, taxation, and business forensics. Students will gain a clear understanding of the strategic role of accounting in business organizations and society.

The program provides an international perspective, given the increasingly global nature of business. The Catholic University of America offers a one-year program (and a five semester part-time program) that provides the academic prerequisites for candidates who wish to take the United States Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. With small classes, close mentoring by faculty, an obsession about student placement, and a curriculum solidly based on ethics and integrity, Catholic University M.S.A. graduates will be well prepared for the challenges of the global business world and the accounting profession.


  • 15 credit hours in advanced accounting course
  • 15 credit hours in related accounting, auditing, taxation, business forensics, or business electives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or minor in Accounting with at least 15 credits in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, and Intermediate Accounting II