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MS Accounting Overview

Program at a Glance


  • Satisfies 150 credit-hour requirement
  • World-class faculty
  • 100% job placement rate 
  • Median starting salary of recent graduates: $55,000
  • Annual Accounting Career Fair
  • Ranked #1 in New Hampshire and #3 in New England for CPA pass rate (first-time test takers, 2015)
  • New York City trip visiting top regulators
  • Strong alumni network
  • Engaged external advisory board
  • State of the art business facility
  • Scholarships available


  • Location
    On-campus in Durham, NH
  • 2017/2018 Tuition
    $19,800 (in-state); $31,500 (out-of-state); $29,700 (NER)
  • Program structure
    2 semester
  • Schedule
    Classes held Monday - Friday
  • Laptop requirements
    Windows 7 PC or Mac

9 Month Full-Time MS in Accounting

In this full-time, fast-track program, students with an undergraduate accounting degree, earn their advanced degree from an AACSB-accredited institution in less than 1 year. A 2-year program is available for non-accounting majors. An option is also available for non-business majors. This program meets the requirements of accounting licensing boards in all U.S. states that have adopted the 150 hour requirement.

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An excellent career placement record

Our excellent career placement record is evidence of the recognized abilities of our MS Accounting graduates.  Recent graduates have accepted positions at firms such as: BerryDunn; Baker Newman Noyes; Caron & Bletzer; Deloitte; Ernst and Young; Howe, Riley & Howe; Johnson and Johnson, Inc; KPMG; Leone, McDonnell & Roberts; Liberty Mutual; Melanson Heath & Company; Nathan Wechsler; Price Waterhouse Coopers; and Tonneson and Company.

Competence and relevance

The program develops students’ competencies in both accounting and those technical, analytical, and communication skills needed to become innovative problem solvers in public accounting firms as well as small businesses, non-profit organizations, and major corporations.

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Your student experience

Paul College takes you beyond the diploma track, to a place of leadership and career competence in the business world. The faculty serve as mentors to our students. Study in a modern, advanced, and technology-enabled facility.