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 | #129 in Accounting nationally

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.23

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $83,026

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,199

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $28,884

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

Debt to earnings: 0.35

Calculated by dividing the debt 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 | #271 in Accounting nationally

American University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.48

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $76,697

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $21,870

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $51,906

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

Debt to earnings: 0.68

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in District of Columbia | #325 in Accounting nationally

Strayer University-District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 1.52

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $53,226

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,601

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $78,555

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

Debt to earnings: 1.48

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in District of Columbia | #326 in Accounting nationally

Strayer University-Global Region

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 1.52

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $53,226

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,601

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $78,555

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

Debt to earnings: 1.48

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia

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