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Graduate Certificate

Obtain additional accounting knowledge and coursework needed to become a certified public accountant. This program also allows you to complete prerequisite courses.


The Online Graduate Accounting Certificate allows students and professionals to select 9 to 18 units of fully online, graduate-level accounting coursework tailored to their educational needs, with courses starting six times each year. All courses are taken through the School of Accountancy at the Eller College of Managment, both of which are AACSB accredited, adding to the value of this program. Additionally, graduate-level accounting units earned can be applied towards the Online Master of Science in Accounting.

This certificate provides advanced accounting courses and enables eligible students to obtain additional coursework needed to become a CPA, including optional courses that meet the unique CPA requirements in certain states.  

To be eligible for the Online Graduate Accounting Certificate, students must possess a four-year bachelor's degree with at least a 2.75 GPA and have completed the following prerequisites:

  • ACCT 200, Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 210, Introduction to Managerial Accounting

The following three prerequisite courses may also be necessary but can be completed the summer prior to the certificate program:

  • ACCT 400A, Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 400B, Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 420, Introduction to Federal Taxation

For additional information, contact the master's program coordinator at

Career Level: Graduate Certificate
Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: Eller College of Management

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $1,000
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.