• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

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

And speaking of career services, graduates of the School of Accountancy and the Trulaske College of Business enjoy a >95% job placement rate.

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.

Program structure and topics

This program is 100 percent 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 covers:

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

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Competitive GRE or GMAT score.
  2. Competitive undergraduate GPA.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  4. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work (secure three letters if your GPA is below 3.0 or if you are an international student). You are responsible for securing the cooperation of your references. One should be a college or university professor who can discuss your academic abilities. The other should be an administrator or colleague who can describe authoritatively your professional experience and potential. You will supply only the names and contact details of your references; the Graduate School will instruct them on how to upload their letters to your application.
  6. Statement of objectives (up to 500 words) explaining your goals in pursuing graduate education in accounting, your plans for future accounting employment, and any other information which may be helpful in our admission decision.
The University of Missouri is currently authorized to accept students to most distance education programs in all 50 states. Please see our state authorization page.

To apply to this program:

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1
April 15


  • ACCTCY 7384Auditing Theory and Practice3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with ECONOM 7340). An introduction to the theory of games, viewed as a set of tools used widely in economics to study situations in which decision-makers (consumers, firms, governments, etc.) interact. The course introduces the basic theory, emphasizing the concepts and their economic applications. Prerequisites: ECONOM 3251 or ECONOM 4351.

  • ACCTCY 8450Accounting and Business Strategic Analysis3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 7365Governmental Accounting and Budgeting3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 7940Professional Accounting Internship3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8373Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8401Accounting Ethics3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8404Internal Auditing3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8419International Accounting3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8423Tax Research and Procedure3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8424Fraud Examination3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8436Advanced Accounting3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8438Forensic Accounting3 Credits


  • ACCTCY 8444Advanced Audit3 Credits


Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $668.40
  • Fees: $126.83
  • Total: $795.23
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2005.20
  • Fees: $380.49
  • Total: $2385.69
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $668.40
  • Fees: $126.83
  • Total: $795.23
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2005.20
  • Fees: $380.49
  • Total: $2385.69
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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