The University of Providence Master of Science–Accounting (MSA) program prepares graduates for successful careers in public practice, industry, financial institutions, nonprofits, and government.

The MSA program provides students the opportunity to earn the additional 30 credits needed to sit for the CPA exam (150 semester credit hours are required). Additionally, students who earn their undergraduate accounting degree at UP can complete the MSA program in one year taking six credits per semester. For students applying from other schools, only one additional semester is needed.

Program Format

The 30-credit MSA program can be completed entirely online. Online classes are offered in an environment that fosters communication and discussion among classmates and faculty. Relationships between faculty and students enhance the ability of faculty to provide the individualized attention that would be expected in a small in-person classroom setting. There will be opportunity in some classes to attend a live classroom either in person or via video feed.


See Tuition and Fees page for cost details. All PSJH caregivers, benefits-eligible spouses or partners, and dependents are eligible for a 50 percent reduction of tuition charges for eligible programs offered at the University of Providence.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application for admission at Click on the Apply link. There is a $50 application fee for graduate programs.
  2. Request official transcripts from every school you’ve attended since high school. Ask that transcripts be sent directly to:
    Admissions Office
    University of Providence
    1301 20th Street South
    Great Falls MT 59405
  3. Visit for additional application information and program eligibility.


For more information, contact the Admissions Office/Argo Central:



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