Master of Accountancy FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

You’re on your way to becoming an accounting professional, and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of your journey. We know the level of thought that goes into a decision like this, which is why we’d like to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about our online accountancy program.

Being transparent about the details is our way of ensuring that you feel confident in your role as an online student at the University of North Dakota and can take that confidence into the field as an accounting professional.

The questions and answers you see here will get the conversation started, but please contact your enrollment advisor to continue learning about our online accountancy degree program. We’re here to support you, now through graduation.

I don’t have a background in accounting, am I eligible for the program?

Yes, our 100% online program is specially designed for individuals who have no background or undergraduate degree in accounting. Also, no prerequisites or bridge courses are needed to enter this program, which focuses on building fundamental accounting knowledge and skills.

Will this enable me to sit for the CPA?

Earning your Master of Accountancy online with the University of North Dakota may fulfill the requirements for CPA exam eligibility and certification in your state when paired with your bachelor’s degree, experience/fieldwork, and/or additional coursework. For more information on the requirements by state, please visit:

Is the GMAT required?

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are not required to take the GMAT; please contact your enrollment advisor or schedule an appointment if your GPA is under 3.0.

Are there any scholarships or financial aid available?

Yes, scholarships and financial aid are available to students who meet certain criteria. UND awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarships to Master of Accountancy students in the 2021-2022 school year. To find out which ones might be a fit for you, visit our scholarship database, Scholarship Central, or ask your enrollment advisor for more information.

Is this program entirely online or am I required to come to campus for anything?

UND offers a 100% online Master of Accountancy program for non-accounting majors that does not require any campus visits and can be completed from anywhere. We also offer an on-campus Professional track for students with accounting experience.

What is the cost of the program?

The tuition per credit is $765, with 30 total credits needed to graduate. Take a look at our admissions page for additional fees that may apply, and use our Tuition Calculator to estimate your tuition and fees. Our on-campus Master of Accountancy professional track price differs. Learn more about the on-campus professional track.

Is the program accredited?

Our online accounting master’s program is offered through the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration — the largest, and first accredited, business school in North Dakota. We’re accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which puts us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates who are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools. The University of North Dakota is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.