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
  • To better prepare students for the CPA exam, the Department of Accounting and Finance has negotiated a discount for students interested in taking a CPA review course. Please contact with questions.

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)
  • Standardized Test Scores: The GMAT will be waived for applicants with a Bachelor’s GPA of 2.75 or higher (see additional test waiver policies).
  • 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?


If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
Office of Graduate Admissions
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