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Master's Degree Programs in Accounting in Florida

Florida is home to several accountancy graduate programs designed to prepare you for CPA exams and professional practice. Read on to learn more about tuition, program lengths, and specialization options.

University of Florida

Located in Gainesville, UF's exclusively on-campus accounting program offers a general Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree as well as an MAcc degree with concentrations in auditing or taxation. The 34-credit hour Master of Accounting degree program fulfills Florida's educational requirements for taking the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination to practice as a CPA in Florida.

Florida State University

This Tallahassee school's accounting program can be completed within one year for those entering the program with a bachelor's degree in accounting, but non-accounting baccalaureates may need up to 51 additional credit hours depending on their transferable undergraduate studies. The College of Business at FSU has a generalist accounting master's degree along with a Master of Accounting Assurance and Advisory Services and a Master of Accounting Taxation degree.

University of West Florida

Pensacola is where the nationally ranked University of West Florida, and its 30-credit hour master's in accounting program, is located. The MAcc, which also offers specializations in professional accountancy and taxation, is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and had the highest CPA 1st time pass rate of all public universities in the state in 2016.

University of South Florida

If you already have an undergraduate degree in accounting (or its equivalent) from an AACSB-accredited school, then USF's 30 credit-hour accountancy program in Tampa might be a potential school for you. The master's program offers a Master of Accountancy degree with concentrations in assurance, corporate accounting, and tax accounting.

Florida International University

At FIU in Miami, graduates with a bachelor's in accounting can complete their master's program in one of three specializations within 10 months, while graduates with a bachelor's in business can finish in 16 months. The online or blended learning program is accredited by AACSB International and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA), and it also partners with the Association for Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

University of Tampa

The Master of Science in Accounting at the University of Tampa is presented in part-time and full-time formats and offers day and nighttime classes. Accredited by AACSB International, the graduate program is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the CPA and similar professional exams.

University of Central Florida

UCF, in Orlando, offers a Master of Science in Accounting degree that meets the educational requirements to be a licensed CPA in the state of Florida. Although the MSA program doesn't require a thesis, the 30-credit hour degree program does require an end-of-program written examination.

University of Miami

The Miami Herbert Business School's STEM certified MAcc program is an AACSB International accredited program and has corporate accounting and assurance accounting specialization tracks. Students who possess enough related credit hour coursework for an undergraduate degree in accounting can complete the MAcc degree within a year with full-time enrollment.

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton is home to FAU's distinctive Master of Accounting and Master of Accounting Executive degree programs. There are several concentrations offered within those two degree programs, with the MAcc Executive Forensic Accounting degree being the only one offered as a two-year program delivered fully online.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition Per Academic Year (2018-2019)*
University of Tampa Master of Science in Accounting $11,142
University of Miami Master of Science in Accounting Corporate Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting Assurance
$36,540
University of Florida Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting Auditing
Master of Accounting Taxation
in-state $10,770
out-of-state $27,335
Florida State University Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting Taxation
Master of Accounting Assurance and Advisory Services
in-state $9,684
out-of-state $24,116
University of West Florida Master of Accountancy
Master of Accountancy Taxation
Master of Accountancy Professional Accountancy
in-state $7,088
out-of-state $22,166
University of South Florida Master of Accountancy Corporate Accounting
Master of Accountancy Assurance
Master of Accountancy Tax Accounting
in-state $8,350
out-of-state $19,048
Florida International University Master of Accounting Taxation
Master of Accounting Analytics
Master of Accounting Assurance
in-state $8,912
out-of-state $21,393
University of Central Florida Master of Science in Accounting in-state $6,916
out-of-state $25,759
Florida Atlantic University Master of Accounting in Accounting Information Systems
Master of Accounting Taxation
Master of Accounting Executive in Business Valuation
Master of Accounting Executive in Digital Forensics
Master of Accounting Executive in Forensic Accounting
in-state $5,467
out-of-state $16,695

*Source: NCES College Navigator

The state of Florida has nearly a dozen not-for-profit universities that provide master's in accounting degree programs. Offering online, on-campus, and blended-learning formats along with a host of concentrations, the sunshine state's schools offer flexibility, value, and variety for those seeking graduate level degrees in accountancy and accounting.