Master of Science in Professional Accounting


Program Description

About Us

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the rise. U.S. News ranks us among the top 125 National Universities, and we have moved up 13 places in just five years. Our research grants have soared by 75 percent in the last five years, and 11 of our faculty have received Fulbright awards over the past three years.

Through online programs such as our M.S. in Professional Accounting, we offer you an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and the support of a close-knit community that propels great minds. We cultivate leaders who align personal achievement with a deep commitment to civic good.


All Seton Hall University programs are regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Stillman School of Business is among the top 1 percent of institutions worldwide to receive both business and accounting accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Rankings and Awards

Seton Hall University and its Stillman School of Business are nationally recognized for their academic excellence and educational value. Our recent rankings include:

  • #124 National Universities – U.S. News & World Report
  • One of America’s Top Colleges – Forbes
  • One of the Top Colleges in the Nation for Women – America’s Best Colleges
  • One of the Best Colleges in the Nation for Your Money – CNNMoney
  • One of America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges – Washington Monthly

Program Description

The online M.S. in Professional Accounting (M.S.P.A.) from Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business does more than prepare students for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. In this degree program, designed for professionals with an undergraduate degree in accounting, students tailor their learning to their career goals through the ability to select 18 of 30 required credits as electives. They build the specialized, advanced accounting knowledge and professional connections required for career advancement. Students learn from full-time faculty who are in-demand consultants and have strong relationships with large public accounting firms and regional accounting firms.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is expected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. Jobs for accountants and auditors are also expected to increase by 11 percent. The M.S.P.A. degree prepares graduates for financially rewarding roles in these areas that include job titles such as auditor, budget analyst, controller, director of operations, financial analyst, forensic accountant, personal financial advisor and VP of operations. Seton Hall has a six-month post-graduation employment rate of 90 percent, a number significantly higher than the national average. Graduates of Seton Hall’s M.S.P.A. program are actively recruited by the Big Four and other prominent public and private accounting firms, and our alumni are employed at prestigious organizations that include EY, KPMG, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential and New York Life.

Last updated October 2018

About the School

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the rise. U.S. News ranks us among the top universities, and we... Read More


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