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Master of Science in Accountancy Admissions

To be considered for the Online Accountancy program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale).
  • 18 semester credits of upper-division accounting courses and at least 15 semester credits in other business courses (detailed course requirements are listed below). All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students missing one or more of the accounting courses should check out our online MSA Foundations track.

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Upper Division Accounting Courses

(or courses deemed equivalent)

ACCT 302 Survey of Federal Income Taxation (3)
ACCT 304 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT 314 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 350 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT 405 Financial Statement Auditing (3)

Business Course Examples

(or other approved business topics)

At least 15 semester credits needed from the following business topics:

Business Communication
Business Law (recommended for CPA exam)
Business Leadership
Business Statistics
Human Resources
Information Technology
International Business
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management

Application Deadlines by Semester

Admission is offered each fall, spring and summer semester. Space is limited, so early application is recommended. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The priority deadlines to submit materials are:

SemesterApplication DeadlineCourses Begin
FallJuly 15Late August
SpringDecember 1Early January
SummerApril 15Early May

To Apply for This Program