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Master of Science in Accounting

MS in Accounting

Graziadio Masters Programs

Pepperdine's Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is designed for candidates with a degree in accounting from a domestic institution who seek the academic preparation and credits required for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in California and most states.

The 30-unit curriculum prepares graduates for careers in public accounting, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations.


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Program Overview

Important Dates

Application Deadlines

Fall 2016

Round 1: Nov. 1, 2015 

Round 2: Feb. 1, 2016 

Round 3: Apr. 1, 2016 (Int'l Deadline)

Round 4: May 1, 2016

Late Application Deadline: June 15, 2016




Nine to 12 months


Full-time (weekdays)

Work Experience

No work experience required

Program Highlights

CPA firms now view themselves as "professional service firms" and demand highly visible, articulate business professionals with diverse backgrounds. Pepperdine's MSA program not only focuses on the real world technical and analytical skills required in accounting, but also builds upon the leadership and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in the field.

Our MSA Community

The MSA is a joint program offered by Pepperdine's Seaver College and Graziadio School. Students take classes alongside MBA candidates and join a tight-knit community of bright, ambitious business leaders and a highly involved faculty dedicated to helping them succeed.


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Meet Our Faculty

Thanks to our low student-faculty ratio, you can build close relationships with your mentors. Our faculty includes executives and entrepreneurs, who bring up-to-the-minute, field-tested knowledge to the classroom.

Malibu Campus

Malibu Campus

The Graziadio School full-time programs are offered at the Pepperdine University Malibu campus – consistently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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