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MSPA Professional Accounting
Master of Science (M.S.)

Professional Accounting (M.S.P.A.)

Advance your accounting skills in North Jersey's only program with both business and accounting accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This program is designed for accounting majors looking to satisfy the 150-credit educational requirement to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey, New York and most other states. The program, offered on campus, is also well-suited for accountants who are looking to update their skills and increase their knowledge of the profession.

Our graduates land at some of the largest and most prestigious organizations after graduation: Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, Prudential, New York Life and the NBA.

Developed with top-level specialists as a practical graduate accounting education, this program can be completed in approximately one year of evening-only classes.

Why Earn a Masters in Professional Accounting?

Earning a Masters in Professional Accounting from Seton Hall University through the professional accountancy program prepares professional accountancy students for advanced careers in accounting and finance. This professional accountancy master's program, unique in Northern NJ for its dual accreditation in business and accounting by the AACSB, meets the 150-credit requirement for CPA certification. Graduates are equipped with updated skills and comprehensive knowledge, setting them apart in the field and leading to opportunities in prestigious organizations.

Graduate Degrees in Accounting

Seton Hall is home to the only accounting program in Northern NJ to achieve both business & accounting accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Tony DiMeo

"The accounting program was the perfect mix of focused curriculum, supportive faculty, flexible coursework for the working professional and overall affordability."

Tony DiMeo, CPADirector, Investor Relations - Becton, Dickinson & Company


There are very few required classes in this M.S. program. Instead, you'll shape your own course list, choosing from a diverse list of accounting and tax electives that includes:

  • Enterprise-Wide Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Financial Instruments
  • International Accounting

You'll also take three general business classes-one that covers uniform commercial code, another on international business, and a third on any subject you choose. You will find an emphasis on values at Stillman; our mission is to enrich each student's life through an ethics-centered curriculum.

Expect small class sizes and dynamic lectures and discussions with professors and industry professionals. Many of our students, guest lecturers, and adjunct faculty come from the New York metro area's leading companies, infusing each classroom with their unique perspectives and expertise.

Program Faculty

Many of our full-time faculty have attended top Ph.D. programs and are in demand as lecturers, consultants and media experts. Stillman School faculty provide an academic experience characterized by high faculty-student engagement, often partnering with students on research and other projects.

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Yu-An Chen
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation
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David Gelb
Associate Professor of Accounting and Taxation
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Mark Holtzman
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation
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A Tradition of Accounting Excellence

The Stillman School of Business offers an ethics-centered graduate education that "transforms concepts into business practice." Our accounting programs have distinguished themselves for high academic standards, innovative teaching and one-on-one professional development opportunities for students. We are among the top 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have achieved both business and accounting accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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Contact Us

  • Mark Holtzman, Ph.D., CPA
  • Chair, Department of Accounting and Taxation
  • Director of Graduate Accounting Programs
  • [email protected]

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