Professional Accounting

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Jump-start your career in one year, preparing for exciting career opportunities in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.

Why Earn an MA in Professional Accounting?

A master’s in professional accounting provides deeper knowledge and understanding in specific accounting skills that the traditional MBA is not designed to do. You’ll study a variety of subjects including advanced accounting theory, financial reporting and practice, and taxation. You’ll also prepare for the CPA exam and be ready to take on positions such as staff accountant and financial analyst in firms of all sizes around the world.

Why Earn Your MA in Professional Accounting at Adelphi?

  • Complete your degree in one year with options for full- and part-time study in close proximity to internship and professional opportunities in New York City and Long Island.
  • Receive exceptional CPA exam preparation with a review course from renowned Becker Professional Education.
  • Build on an undergraduate degree in accounting, or transition from another field, gaining hands-on professional experience and focused on career training.
  • Cost-Saving Opportunity: Our new Graduate Merit Scholarship offers yearly awards ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. These can be renewed every year, so you can save substantially on tuition while earning a career-boosting Adelphi grad degree.


* 2018-2019 academic year
pass rate on all parts taken of the CPA Exam.
2018-2019 academic year

The MS program really helped me in preparing for the CPA exam. In particular, the Financial Reporting Practice class was of great assistance in preparing for FAR. Professor Pandit, DBA, really took his time in making sure we understood the material. The intimate class sizes allowed for a more responsive environment where participation from the class was more enticing as a whole than ever before.

Joseph Camoia, MS ’19 MS in Professional Accounting

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our program is focused on meaningful career training to help you craft a standout résumé and fine-tune interview skills. You’ll have plenty of chances to network and to learn from the industry’s best and brightest. We regularly host executives from companies and CPA firms, who speak to students about the profession and career opportunities and on cutting-edge business trends.

Program Info

Application Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited four-year institution and should submit the following application requirements:

  • Graduate application and $50 fee
  • All previous college transcripts
  • Results from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), taken within five years
  • Personal essay
  • A letter of recommendation
  • All previous college transcripts

This program can be modified for students with undergraduate degrees in other areas who are interested in making a career change.

Additional Requirements

Graduate students officially registered in other divisions of the University may register for course work within the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business only if written permission from the appropriate dean, adviser or chair is presented at registration. It must indicate that the course work taken within the School of Business will count toward degree requirements in the corresponding program. Students registering on a continuing basis under this classification will be considered visiting students.

Graduate students officially registered in a business degree program at another accredited university may register for course work within the Willumstad School of Business if written permission from their appropriate dean, chair or program director is presented at registration.

COVID-19 GMAT Information: Effective immediately, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business has removed the GMAT exam requirement for all applicants who apply for admission through Spring 2021.

Awards & Recognition

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