Top master's in accounting programs in Virginia

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 Virginia | #23 in Accounting nationally

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.16

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

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Earnings: $77,982

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,323

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: $19,935

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

Debt to earnings: 0.26

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 Virginia | #44 in Accounting nationally

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.18

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

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Earnings: $74,594

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $24,935

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: $20,500

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

Debt to earnings: 0.27

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 Virginia | #53 in Accounting nationally

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Economic score: 0.19

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

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Earnings: $84,390

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $34,731

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: $26,874

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

Debt to earnings: 0.32

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 Virginia | #178 in Accounting nationally

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia

Economic score: 0.29

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

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Earnings: $74,576

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $24,917

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: $32,300

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

Debt to earnings: 0.43

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.

#5 in Virginia | #236 in Accounting nationally

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.37

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

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Earnings: $60,731

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,072

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: $27,333

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

Debt to earnings: 0.45

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.

#6 in Virginia | #322 in Accounting nationally

Strayer University-Virginia

Arlington, Virginia

Economic score: 1.38

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: + $3,567

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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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

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William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

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