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Accounting, MS (CAGS)


College of Adult and Graduate Studies


School of Business and Technology

The online Master of Science in Accounting program at Colorado Christian University is designed for students who want to obtain additional accounting training and hours beyond their undergraduate accounting degrees. The program is designed to equip future accounting leaders with a Christian worldview, leadership skills, and a technical accounting base that includes: accounting ethics, accounting research, advanced auditing (accounting information systems within a forensic framework), and advanced tax accounting.

This program is reserved for students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting.  Students without an undergraduate degree in accounting but with significant upper-level coursework in accounting (i.e. Intermediate Accounting, Tax Accounting, Auditing, and Cost Accounting) along with accounting experience may apply on an exception basis.

Admission to the Master of Science in Accounting

Admission to the Master of Science (MS) in Accounting program is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance and a strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is important. All MS Accounting admissions decisions are made by and only by Colorado Christian University.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed online application form (including essay, transcripts, and fees) at

  • Valid state-issued driver’s license or state-issued ID card or passport.

  • Earned Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited institution.

  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester.  CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.

Time Limitation

The Master of Science in Accounting program is a 30 credit-hour degree designed to be completed within 18-24 months of intensive accelerated adult graduate study by persons who work or are otherwise occupied by the equivalent of a full time job. 

All work applied toward a master’s degree must be completed within a four-year period from the date of enrollment. After the four-year period, an MS Accounting student who has not completed the requirements to graduate will be withdrawn from the program. Students who go beyond the four-year period and wish to complete their Master of Science in Accounting degree will be required to apply for reconsideration by completing a Petition for Exception to Academic Policy. Readmitted students will be required to adhere to the degree plans and academic policies in place at the time they are readmitted. 

Program Type

Master's Degree