Accounting Program at Montclair State University

Accounting (MS)

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Accounting (MS)
  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Helps students develop strong, comprehensive functional and technical skills as well as a specialized, in-depth understanding of the complexities of current accounting, auditing and tax practice
  • Classroom learning is immediately transferable to the job and also prepares students to sit for the New Jersey CPA examination
  • Students will benefit from the partnership between Becker CPA Review and Montclair State
  • To better prepare students for the CPA exam, the Department of Accounting, Law and Taxation has negotiated a substantial discount for students interested in taking the Becker CPA review course

To view the curriculum for this program, please visit the Accounting program listing in the University Catalog.

Related programs: Accounting (Combined BS/MS) , Accounting (Certificate), Forensic Accounting (Certificate), and Professional Accounting (Certificate)

Application Requirements

Am I eligible to apply for this program?

  • Applicants need the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree in Accounting in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program

When should I complete my application?

  • Rolling admission: This program does not have a deadline. You are encouraged to complete your application at least six weeks prior to the beginning of classes.

What do I need to complete my application?

  • Submit online application
  • One transcript from each college attended
  • Complete a Statement of Purpose (details specified within the application)
  • Two letters of recommendation, from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant’s promise of academic achievement and potential for professional growth (Optional for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021)
  • Standardized Test Scores: GMAT (see test waiver policies). The GMAT will be waived for applicants with a US earned bachelor degree of a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Resume: A current resume is not required, but applicants are encouraged to include one.
  • Pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee

What if I have a undergraduate degree from another country?

  • Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the US degree equivalency information

If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Accounting (MS) Program Coordinator:

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Click to find the updated summer chair for this program.*

Program Coordinator: Dr. James Digabriele
Office: School of Business 376
Telephone: 973-655-4174