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Admissions Requirements

Please contact Trisha Lamb if you have any questions about the application process: trishastevenslamb@boisestate.edu

STANDARD ADMISSION

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting from a regionally accredited university in the United States. Prerequisites include at least 18-semester credits in upper-division accounting topics and at least 15-semester credits in other business topics. See details regarding the accounting and business courses required.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • GMAT exam score ≥ 500 OR GRE exam score of at least 152 for both verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections.
    See Fast Track Admission requirements below to see if you qualify for GMAT/GRE test waiver.

FAST TRACK ADMISSION

Once you submit an application to the MSAT program and upload your transcripts, you will automatically be considered for Fast Track admission. If you have questions, please contact contact Trisha Lamb at trishastevenslamb@boisestate.edu.

All Fast Track Admission applicants must complete at least 18 credits in upper-division accounting courses (300, 400, or 500 level) at a regionally accredited university in the United States.

The GMAT/GRE test score requirement and Essay/Personal Statement may be waived for applicants with:

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.00 AND cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale) in all upper-division accountancy courses.

OR

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale) AND two years of relevant professional experience after undergraduate degree.

OR

  • Currently licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

OR

  • Earned an advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution (Master’s, Doctorate) in any discipline with a GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale).

TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM

Step 1 – Apply to Boise State University’s Graduate College

Complete the Boise State Graduate College Application.

Step 2 – Request Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Instructions for submitting your official transcripts.
You can skip this step if you have recently graduated from Boise State.

Step 3 – Apply to the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

After submitting the graduate admission application (Step 1), you will complete the MSA program application. You can access the program application by logging into your application account, clicking “View Application” and selecting the “Accountancy” orange link in the left menu. The program application includes:

  • Uploading a current detailed resume highlighting your professional work experience. Do not be concerned with brevity. Please include start and end dates (month and year) for each position held, and indicate full or part-time.
  • Uploading a list showing three references (a person who has been your direct supervisor in a professional setting or your professor in an academic setting). Include name, title, phone number, email address, and the reason why this person is a reference.
  • Uploading an essay by answering one (1) of the following three questions. The response should be limited to two double-spaced pages.*
    Essay/Personal Statement is waived with Fast Track Admission.
    • Discuss your career goals, both short-term and long-term. How will Boise State University’s MSA program help you achieve these goals?
    • Discuss two or three situations in the past three years where you have taken a leadership role. How do these events demonstrate your managerial potential?
    • Please give a brief, candid evaluation of yourself. Include some discussion of your strengths and weaknesses. What do you consider most unique or distinctive about yourself?
  • Submitting official GMAT or GRE scores
    GMAT/GRE is waived with Fast Track Admission.
  • International Students must complete the TOEFL exam with a score of 587/240/95 or IELTS score of 6.5 or better. They may be asked to provide a statement of adequate funding and certified English translations of transcripts. Details at the International Admissions Students page.

Application for Admission Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority deadline – June 1
Applications will be accepted up to two weeks before the start of the semester you wish to enroll.
(For students who are applying for a Graduate Assistantship, we recommend applying to the program by February 1 to ensure program acceptance by the March 1 GAship application deadline.)

Spring Semester

Priority deadline – October 1
Applications will be accepted up to two weeks before the start of the semester you wish to enroll.
(For students who are applying for a Graduate Assistantship, we recommend applying to the program by September 1 to ensure program acceptance by the October 1 GAship application deadline.)

Summer Session

Priority deadline – March 1
Applications will be accepted up to two weeks before the start of the semester you wish to enroll.
Apply online today through the Boise State University Graduate College website.