Online Certificate in Accounting
Build in-demand skills and position yourself to succeed in this respected and rewarding business profession with UMass Lowell's online Certificate in Accounting. Designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor's in another discipline, this 6-course certificate reflects the required undergraduate-level courses that are needed to apply to most graduate-level accounting degree programs. The courses from this certificate program fulfill the prerequisite course requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting.
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
- 6 Courses / 18 Credits
Note: Accounting/Financial (ACCT.2010) and Accounting/Managerial (ACCT.2020) are prerequisite courses and should have already been taken as part of your undergraduate degree program. If you have not already taken these two courses, you are required to take them before you can take any of the following ACCT.3000/4000 level Accounting courses.
Required Courses (6 / 18cr)
ACCT.3 ( 'C' or above) pre-req
ACCT.30 with 'C' or above pre-
ACCT.3030 with ('C' or above)
Undergraduate Certificate Requirements
Students enrolled in UMass Lowell certificate programs must complete all courses and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better to earn the certificate. All certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period.
Students who successfully complete the certificate program should submit a Certificate Petition Form to have their certificate mailed to them.
Tuition & Fees
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for all undergraduate courses offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition for all online graduate courses is also the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Spring 2023 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|On Campus Lowell||$340||$1,020|
|On Campus Haverhill||$300||$900|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
- Undergraduate degree from United States institution in something other than accounting or undergraduate degree from a non-United States institution in any field.
- Prerequisites: Financial Accounting (ACCT.2010) and Managerial Accounting (ACCT.2020)
In addition to completing the Application for Admission, students interested in this program must contact their prior institution of higher education and have their
official college transcripts forwarded directly from that institution to UMass Lowell at the address below.
Applying into an Undergraduate Certificate Program
Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the Online Application Form or by printing and completing the Undergraduate Certificate Application Form in .pdf file format. Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript if applicable, sent to Graduate, Online & Professional Studies at the address below. Applications, transcripts, and other correspondence should be sent to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854
Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. You will be notified upon acceptance.