Whether your career goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Massachusetts or to engage in scholarly academic research and university-level teaching in the field, UMass Amherst’s graduate Accounting programs train you to think critically and creatively about real-world accounting problems. You may choose from the highly flexible MSA—which can be completed online, on-campus, or in any combination—or the full-time, residential PhD that prepares students for careers in academia.