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Graduate Program

La Roche University's Master of Science in Accounting is a convenient 30-credit program offering evening, accelerated and online courses.

At La Roche you’ll gain the leverage you need to become certified and the professional competencies to enhance your marketability.

Our graduate program in accounting offers an advanced level of study in various, specific topics in accounting. The degree also provides the necessary preparation for CPA licensure. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll meet the 150-hour CPA certification requirement.


At La Roche you don’t have to wait for a fall or spring semester to take the next step in earning your master’s degree. We offer six start times throughout the year: January, March, May, July August or October.

Expert Faculty

The accounting faculty, all of whom hold advanced degrees in their disciplines, have both public accounting and private industry experience. Professors come from various accounting backgrounds, including adjunct faculty who specialize in specific areas, such as tax professionals and government auditors.

Corporate Discount Program

You have the opportunity to continue your education and save money all at once through our Corporate Discount Program. Companies that establish agreements with La Roche give employees the chance to gain valuable skills and earn their degrees at a discounted tuition cost.


  • Ethics & Professional Responsibilities in Accounting
  • Modern Accounting Information Systems
  • The Business of Reading & Writing
  • Fraud Examination
  • Advanced Forensic Accounting
  • Wealth Management
  • Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities
  • Contemporary Issues in Taxation
  • International Accounting
  • Applied Research

Admissions Requirements

    • A baccalaureate degree in business, accounting or finance from an accredited college or university.
    • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better. Applicants with less than a 3.25, who show extreme promise through other achievements, may be granted provisional admission with permission from the program chair. After six credits of graduate-level coursework, these students will be reviewed and may be eligible for full admission after attaining a GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • Prerequisite undergraduate courses: Intermediate Accounting, Taxation I and Auditing. A grade of a “C” or better is expected in these undergraduate prerequisites; otherwise the applicant will need to retake the prerequisite course(s) until their grade improves to a “C” or better. Applicants will not receive full acceptance into the program until prerequisite courses have been satisfactorily completed.
    • Proficiency in written and oral communications, college-level math and computer usage including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the Internet are required. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, submitted in a sealed envelope by the degree-granting institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation/reference.
    • Personal essay of professional and academic goals.
    • Current Resume.
    • Participation in a personal interview once your complete application is received.

    If you fail to meet one or more of the above criteria, or feel your earned GPA or standardized test scores are not indicative of your ability to be successful in a graduate degree program, please submit additional documentation to augment your application portfolio.  

    For example, the Graduate Admissions Office may consider a professional certification such as the CPA, CMA or other comparable accounting certifications as part of your admissions application.

    Only applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered for admittance.

    For International Students
    In addition to meeting the standard academic criteria for the program to which you are applying, international applicants must demonstrate English proficiency. All international students must take one of the tests indicated below and meet the university minimum score requirement:

    • A minimum TOEFL iBT of 79
    • A minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5
    • A minimum Duolingo English test score of 105 

    If you do not provide proof of English language proficiency through the above documentation, you will be tested upon arrival, and your first semester at La Roche University will be only ESL coursework. You cannot be waived from the ESL requirement. 

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