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Master of accountancy 

The University of Missouri accountancy master’s program is unique among Missouri schools in emphasizing professional development and career services. If want to become a certified public accountant (CPA), or if you’re ready to move up a level or advance to a leadership role in your accounting career, this may be the degree for you.

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Quick facts

Official name

Master of accountancy


University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

Trulaske College of Business | School of Accountancy

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Opportunities for graduates

  • Ace your CPA exams. MU most recently ranked in the national Top 5 for CPA exam pass rates in Q2 2017.
  • Complete a professional internship, like more than 80 percent of our students.
  • Land a full-time position in accountancy. More than 95 percent of our graduates do.
  • Perform with high distinction in national and regional student case competitions.
  • Learn from the same outstanding faculty that teach on campus.
More than 95% of graduates from the Robert J. Trulaske integrated BSAcc/MAcc program are placed in jobs upon graduation.
Graduate placement
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
Median salary

Program structure

This program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Students will be invited to attend career fairs, symposia, professional development workshops and other campus events.

Courses are semester-based. Students with full-time jobs typically take one class each semester and finish the program in one to three years.

Course work includes

  • Auditing
  • Ethics
  • Forensic accounting
  • Fraud examination
  • Governmental accounting and budgeting
  • Taxation
  • International accounting


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

One classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Trulaske College of Business and the School of Accountancy are accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the School of Accountancy