M.S. in Accounting

Meet California's Accounting Education Requirement
and Get Ahead in Your Career 

U.S. News and World Report ranked the College's Hybrid Non-MBA Graduate Business Programs #26 nationwide. The report also listed the Online MBA Program as fifth in California.

Expertise in accounting opens a world of career opportunities in a variety of industries and specializations, and the job market has never been better:

  • The number of accounting positions is forecasted to grow 11% by 2024. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Accountants and auditors will be one of the top 20 occupations with the most job openings in Silicon Valley through 2020. (California Employment Development Department)

Accounting 38% increase in salaryOffered in hybrid part-time and traditional full-time formats, the Saint Mary’s College of California offers a Master of Science in Accounting degree program which can be earned in a part-time hybrid format over 15 months allowing professionals to work full-time or in a full-time traditional format over 12 months for undergraduate accounting degree holders. This degree helps prepare students for professional success in accounting in the public and private sectors while meeting the 150-hour educational requirement newly set by California law for CPA licensure. 

The 15 month part-time hybrid format combines in-class campus sessions on alternate Saturdays with live, web-based class sessions on two weeknight evenings. You can participate in the evening sessions, anywhere you can access the Internet. Check out the virtual tour.

The 12 month full-time traditional format meets day time on campus three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.