Top master's in accounting programs in District of Columbia

Increase your earning potential with a master’s in accounting. Programs take 1-2 years to complete and provide a broad overview of accounting theory and practice. The option to specialize in an accounting area related to your target career can increase your competitiveness in the job market. Would-be CPAs can use a master’s in accounting program to meet obligatory study requirements. Explore our best accounting graduate programs rankings below to find the right grad school for you. 

Our master’s in accountancy rankings cover 328 of the 434 universities available, accounting for 89% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $62,956.

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#1 in District of Columbia | #103 in Accounting nationally

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.26

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $83,026

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $19,868

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $28,884

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.35

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in District of Columbia | #256 in Accounting nationally

American University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.56

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $76,697

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,557

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $51,906

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.68

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

How long does it take to pay down debt in accounting in District of Columbia?

Years

1.3 years

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in accounting is covered by average graduate earnings in 1.3 years.

How much do graduates with master's degree in accounting earn in District of Columbia?

Salary

$56,537

The median master's degree in accounting graduate earns $56,537 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in accounting cost in District of Columbia?

Net cost

$35,095

The average annual cost of a master's degree in accounting is $35,095. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.