MS in Accounting

The innovative, specially designed online MS in Accounting program allows you to take full advantage of the quality courses for which UConn is so well known combined with the flexibility of a primarily asynchronous online education. We focus on issues relevant to today’s accounting professional, rather than being driven by the content and structure of textbooks as are traditional courses.

Each online accounting course includes topics that broaden accounting education. Our goal is to provide you with the information and knowledge you need to become a competitive and successful accounting professional.

Plan of Study Options

The MSA is designed to start one time per year, usually the third week in May, with a 4 day in-residence class (Acct 5505) held at the Storrs campus. Although we prefer that students begin in May, we do allow admission in the Fall and Spring semesters, with the understanding that ACCT 5505 will be taken the following May.

MSA courses are only offered in an online format except for the four-day week-in-residence course (Acct 5505), which is a mandatory course for all MSA students.  This course will provide a sense of community and shared expectations and will help students become familiar with the technology used in the program. Those students who are not from the local area will be expected to stay in the area for the week with friends, relatives, or at a local hotel. Applicants with an academic conflict (e.g., finals or commencement) need to contact the Program Manager or email at

The three most popular plans of study of courses are listed below. Other schedule combinations, including taking one course a semester, are possible and easily arranged. Please contact the Program Manager for advice or email at

30 semester credits are required for completion of this degree.

Full-time Options

  • 10 Courses Over Three Semesters*
    Students take the in-residence course in May, which is is followed by a 12-week semester in the summer that typically ends in the second full week of August. The 12-week fall term begins late August and the spring semester starts in mid-January.
  • 10 Courses Over Two Semesters
    Students take four-five courses in the first term and four-five courses in the following term finishing the degree in eight months.

*Advantage – provides students with full-time status taking three courses a semester to continue to defer student loans, ability to remain on family health care plan and providing time to prepare and sit for the CPA exam concurrently as well as access to full range of course offerings.

Part-time Option

10 Courses Over Multiple Semesters.

Because of the intensive nature of this program, students working full-time are discouraged from taking more than two courses a semester.