2019 Most Affordable Master's in Accounting Online

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The following schools offer the most affordable online master's degrees in accounting. Every school on the list has a tuition rate that is less than $13,000, making them all low-cost options. With an annual tuition rate of $3,738, Texas A & M University-Texarkana is ranked first and offers a Master of Science in Accounting. At #2, the American Public University System offers a Master of Science in Accounting for only $6,300 annually.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in accounting degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Texas A & M University-Texarkana Annual Tuition $3,738
#2 #2 American Public University System Annual Tuition $6,300
#3 #3 Boise State University Annual Tuition $6,750
#4 #4 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $6,763
#5 #5 Southern Utah University Annual Tuition $7,097
#6 #6 California State University-Sacramento Annual Tuition $7,176
#7 #7 Lindenwood University Annual Tuition $7,200
#8 (tie) #8 (tie) Colorado State University-Global Campus Annual Tuition $7,500
#8 (tie) #8 (tie) Western Governors University Annual Tuition $7,500
#10 #10 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $7,905
#11 #11 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $8,205
#12 #12 Clarion University Annual Tuition $8,355
#13 #13 Gardner Webb University Annual Tuition $8,505
#14 #14 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Annual Tuition $8,625
#15 #15 Plymouth State University Annual Tuition $9,075
#16 #16 University of Alabama at Birmingham Annual Tuition $9,612
#17 #17 Ottawa University Online Annual Tuition $9,735
#18 #18 Strayer University Annual Tuition $9,900
#19 #19 Franklin University Annual Tuition $10,050
#20 #20 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $10,350
#21 #21 University of Hartford Annual Tuition $10,425
#22 #22 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Annual Tuition $11,250
#23 #23 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $11,862
#24 #24 Bay Path University Annual Tuition $12,450
#25 #25 Albertus Magnus College Annual Tuition $12,570
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,738
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 476
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Advanced Accounting Systems; Financial Statement Analysis; Partnership Taxation

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,961
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Advanced Auditing Topics; Advanced Cost Accounting; Advanced Federal Taxation; Auditing; Cost Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,668
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Financial Reporting; Advanced Managerial Accounting; Financial Analysis and Valuation; International Financial Reporting; Personal Financial Planning; Tax and Accounting Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,763
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,538
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting in Governmental & Non-Profit Organizations; Accounting Systems; Contemporary Topics in Auditing; Foundations of Calculus & Statistics for Business; Income Tax Accounting; Tax Planning and Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,097
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 892
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Decision-Making and Control; Accounting Information Systems; Advanced Accounting; Business, Government, and Ethics; Estate and Gift Taxes; Property Transactions
  • Annual Tuition: $7,176
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,559
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting Information Systems Analysis and Controls; Auditing; Business Environment and Concepts; Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting; Taxation of Business Entities; Taxation of Individuals

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,201
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Cycle Analyses; Ethics in Accounting; Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting; Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting; Professional Accounting Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,437
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services; Advanced Cost Accounting; Advanced Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting; Auditing; Business Taxation; Cost Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 20,328
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing; Advanced Managerial Accounting; Advanced Tax Concepts; Business Ethics; Business Law for Accountants; Cost and Managerial Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,905
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,668
  • Example Classes:
    Current Legal Issues; Fraudulent Financial Reporting; Seminar in Accounting Information Systems; Seminar in Auditing; Tax Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,205
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 258
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems and Control; Corporate Taxation; Financial Accounting Theory and Issues; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,355
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 894
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Equities; Accounting Problems; Business Taxation; Comparative Accounting Systems; Cost Accounting; Federal Tax Reserarch

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,505
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,553
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Legal Issues and Ethics; Estate, Gifts, and Trust Planning; Federal Income Tax; Forensic Accounting and the Legal Environment; Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting; Managerial Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,212
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Management and Sustainability Accounting; Bank Management; Contemporary Accounting Issues; Cost Accounting; Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting; Globalization and Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 925
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Accounting Information Systems; Accounting Research and Communication; Auditing Perspectives; Business Law for Accountants; Federal Taxes and Business Decisions

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,612
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,166
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law for Accountants; Corporate Governance; Forensic Accounting Practicum; Fraud Examination; Information Technology Auditing

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,735
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 40
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting; Advanced Income Taxation; Professional Responsibilities and Business Law; Value Systems and Professional Ethics

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,900
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,928
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing and Business Concepts; Emerging Auditing Technologies; Fraud Prevention and Detection; International Accounting Reporting Standards (IFRS); International Tax Planning and Research
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,085
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing and Data Mining Techniques; C-Corporation Taxation; Enterprise Resource Planning Systems; Enterprise Risk Analysis & Management; Management Control Processes & Systems

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,342
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems:; Advanced Cost Accounting; Financial Accounting; International Accounting; Operations & Logistics in the Value Chain; Taxation of Business Entities
  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,564
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Corporate Taxation; Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities; Research in Taxation; Seminar in Taxation; Taxation of Business Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,050
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Contemporary and Emerging Issues; Financial Communication; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Analysis; Leadership and Ethics; Strategic Management Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 13,310
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Ethics; Behavioral Finance; Financial Decision Making for Managers; Investment Valuation; Long-term Financial Management; Strategic Financial Management
  • Annual Tuition: $12,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,332
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Employee Benefits; Controllership; Forensics Accounting/Systems; Gift and Estate Taxation; IT for Accountants; Legal Issues in Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $12,570
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 335
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Theory in Practice; Auditing; Business Spreadsheets; Federal Income Taxation for Individuals; Financial Statement Analysis; Fraud Investigation

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