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Masters in Accounting

The 100% online M.S. in Accounting program extends the depth and breadth of your accounting and business knowledge as well as the professional skills necessary for a successful professional career, including:

  • enhancing theoretical knowledge,
  • mastering technical skills,
  • enhancing professional competencies,
  • developing problem-solving abilities, and
  • extending beyond the classroom to include interactions with the accounting and business communities.

This program prepares you to take the CPA Exam and complete the 150-credit requirement for a CPA license in Louisiana. For more information regarding credentialing requirements, please visit the licensure programs page.

MS in Accounting Curriculum

Because all courses are online, this program offers flexibility for working professionals.

The Master of Science in Accounting program consists of 30 hours and is designed to be completed in 12 months (if attending full-time). There is no thesis requirement.

Applicants with a non-accounting degree will be accepted into the program upon completion of the following prerequisite accounting courses or their equivalents:

ACCT 301 - Intermediate Accounting I 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 302 - Intermediate Accounting II 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 303 - Intermediate Accounting III 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 305 - Managerial Cost Accounting 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 409G - Auditing 3 Credit Hour(s)
ACCT 420 - Tax Accounting 3 Credit Hour(s)


Online students enrolled in 100-percent online programs pay a flat-rate, $480-per-credit-hour tuition. Additional course fees, including materials, labs and proctoring fees, are not included. Online students are not assessed additional operational and activity fees or out-of-state tuition.

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For more information about application materials, standardized exam score expectations, and other info, visit the Graduate School's application information page.

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Additional Application Materials

Additional departmental application materials required:

  • Resume
  • Official GMAT scores (waived for accounting graduates with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Statement of Purpose

Note that these are in addition to the materials that the Graduate School requires of all applicants.

Start Dates

Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Jan. 11 June 5 Aug. 21
March 13   Oct. 16




Application Deadlines

Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Dec. 14 May 22 Aug. 7
Feb. 27   Oct. 2




Dr. Cheryl Metrejean
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (337) 482-6605
Dr. Suzanne Ward
Department Head of Accounting
Phone: (337) 482-6218

Because courses in this program will only be available online, this program may not be available to all applicants. Additionally, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in the state where a student is located. (Visit the Online Programs website to learn more.) However, UL Lafayette online programs may not meet eligibility requirements for a license or certificate in another state. If you are planning to use your degree to pursue a license or certificate outside of Louisiana, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding their requirements. Finally, international students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.