Master of Science (M.S.)


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Earn Your M.S. in Accounting at UW

Today’s business environment is fast-paced and exciting. It requires diverse professional skills, from computer application and critical thinking to evaluation and synthesis. It also requires strong personal skills, from teamwork and interpersonal communication to adaptability. The University of Wyoming offers an advanced business education and a master’s degree in accounting to help you become a successful leader and decision-maker, because the world needs more unwavering integrity.


About Accounting at UW

The University of Wyoming offers a flexible, online master’s degree program in accounting tailored to working professionals. You can start in the fall, spring or summer, enroll full-time or part-time, and finish in one or two years.

UW’s online master’s in accounting program focuses on preparing you for the CPA exam but also develops your accounting and business skills and deepens your knowledge to broaden your job and career opportunities in any field.

  • 100% Online Asynchronous Learning
  • 1-2 Year Degree Completion
  • GRE/GMAT Not Required
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Benefits of a UW master of science in accounting degree include:

  • Meets CPA educational requirements for the state of Wyoming
  • Provides an in-depth study of advanced topics in accounting and finance
  • Equips graduates with the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for 21st-century financial professionals
  • Allows graduates to teach accounting at the community college and university level
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Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming provides a comprehensive range of fully-online and hybrid programs in addition to the online M.S. in Accounting. They are equivalent to in-person programs in all the ways that matter – same learning expectations, same accreditation and your transcript doesn’t differentiate how you learned. Additionally, online learners have unique needs, and we provide a suite of academic and student resources tailored to help you succeed while at UW and after you graduate. 


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What Can You Do With a Accounting Master’s Degree?

Master’s in accounting jobs are diverse and stimulating. You could work for public accounting firms, private and corporate businesses, nonprofit organizations or federal, state and local government agencies such as the CIA, FBI and IRS. You’ll find graduates from UW’s master’s program in accounting at MHP; Lenhart, Mason & Associates; Ernst & Young; Grooms & Harkins; Plante Moran; PMCH; Trihydro — just to name a few.

Accounting Careers

UW accounting master’s program graduates hold titles such as:

  • Bank Examiner
  • Business Manager
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Controller
  • Federal Agent
  • Information Manager
  • Management Program Trainer


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Strong CPA exam success culture among students; most students graduate with one or more sections of the CPA exam already passed.


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Accounting Master’s Degree Program Highlights

Here are some reasons to consider UW’s master’s in accounting online degree program:

Online Flexibility

You can continue to work and balance graduate school with personal commitments with the flexibility of UW’s master’s in accounting program that can be completed entirely online. No required live-streaming or on-site proctored exams are required. At the same time, you will have access to presentations from academic and industry leaders.


Our online master’s in accounting degree satisfies the education requirements to sit for the CPA exam in most states. It also fulfills licensing requirements to practice as a CPA in most jurisdictions. Equally important, you will also be prepared with the knowledge and skills to pass the exam and earn your professional certification in accounting.


Study with experienced faculty in accounting. Their areas of expertise include taxation, financial accounting, professional ethics and management accounting.



Gain experience working in the field with a professional internship. Our accounting master’s program students have been placed with CPA firms, government agencies and business or industry organizations throughout the country.


The UW College of Business and M.S. in Accounting program are nationally accredited by AACSB.


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Take advantage of a variety of resources that provide financial support available to graduate students in UW’s online accounting master’s program. Opportunities include:

Scholarships. Program scholarships
Graduate assistantships
Hourly positions

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College of Business

Graduate Programs

Department 3275, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2447