Master's Degree in Accounting Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 11, 2020

Bring Critical Data Analysis to Business with a Master’s in Accounting Online Degree

Liberty University’s master’s degree in accounting is designed to prepare you with critical knowledge and skills in business concepts for a successful accounting career. This online accounting master’s degree provides content toward the 150 hours of formal education required to sit for the CPA exam and will train you in the oral and written skills needed for the accounting field, ensuring that you graduate with a well-rounded degree.

Fit your master’s in accounting coursework into your schedule with Liberty’s flexible, state-of-the-art online learning environment. Choose a specialized area of study for an industry’s distinctive needs, or gain additional flexibility with the general track and choose additional electives. Through Liberty’s master’s in accounting online degree, you will learn how to provide critical insight into analyzing and interpreting business data.

For information about becoming licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), please see the CPA Licensure Requirements for your state.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s in Accounting Online Degree?

 Liberty’s 100% online master’s in accounting degree will provide you with advanced studies in accounting practices and techniques that will help you transition from a general business background to a specialized accounting role, or pursue more advanced studies in accounting in line with pursuing a CPA certification. You will be trained in industry best practices that will cut to the core of business operations so that with your master’s in accounting, you can be an effective asset in your chosen field.

The master’s in accounting online degree pairs our state-of-the-art online learning environment with Liberty University’s industry-leading curriculum developed and taught by business professionals with real-world experience, both in the private and public sectors. Our master’s in accounting online degree gives you the flexibility to work from home on your coursework even with a busy schedule, and you will be able to choose a field-specific area of study or broaden your expertise with the general track.

What Are the Benefits of Liberty’s Master’s in Accounting Online Degree?

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 146,000 job openings within the field of accounting through the year 2028. As globalization increases and the economy grows, there is an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment. The changing financial landscape creates a strong demand for accountants and auditors.*

To take advantage of this growth for a rewarding career, you will need to gain important skills and knowledge in assessing business data so that you can help companies and organizations make informed, evidence-based decisions. The master’s in accounting online degree is a valuable credential in private and public markets and provides many employment opportunities, especially when students complete requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Liberty’s master’s in accounting degree online is ranked as one of Best Choice Scholars’ Top Online Accounting Degrees.
  • The online master’s in accounting degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Completing a master’s in accounting online degree will provide important educational credentials needed in many managerial positions, providing more opportunities for advancement.
  • With generalized business experience, Liberty’s master’s in accounting online degree will provide a refined and advanced course of study which will help students tackle difficult compliance, efficiency, and practical challenges in their business operations.

*O*NET OnLine at Summary Report for: 13-2011.01 – Accountants (viewed online November 19, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

What Will You Learn in the Master’s in Accounting Online Degree?

Liberty University’s master’s in accounting online degree provides core accounting content which will apply to any industry while offering the ability to specialize in a specific field’s unique requirements. While pursuing a master’s in accounting online degree, you will study topics in business law for accountants, tax research and jurisprudence, and accounting ethics to ensure that you have a firm foundation of responsible accounting practice that will ensure compliant business operations.

Studies in accounting information systems, advanced financial accounting theory, and other topics will provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to ensure you can tackle any operational challenges of your chosen field. Choose a specialized area of study for your master’s in accounting online degree to provide a unique selection of content that will fit your field of choice, and you can be sure that you will be prepared to help leverage data for evidence-based business decisions.

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Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Master’s in Accounting Degree Information

Master’s in Accounting Online Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts — $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Potential Careers for Online Master’s Degree in Accounting Students

After completing Liberty University’s master’s in accounting online degree, students will be prepared for accounting auditing and management roles, as well as have the general business skills and knowledge important for successful business ownership.

With an ACBSP-accredited master’s in accounting from Liberty University, you can be confident that your degree will meet the standards set by exclusive business organizations and public roles.

Here are some of the career options that may be available to you:

  • Audit accountant
  • Business owner
  • Certified public accountant
  • Finance manager

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Programs

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information and information about program prerequisites.

Please note: The Master of Science in Accounting requires specific accounting coursework as a prerequisite for admission.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form.**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Master’s in Accounting Online Specializations

Explore information about each of the Master of Science in Accounting specializations below.

Audit and Financial Reporting


Forensic Accounting

Financial Services