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Master of Science in Accountancy Admissions

Admission Requirements

To be considered for the online master’s in accounting program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 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). 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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This content is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official admission standards are published on the graduate catalog site.

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
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • 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
SummerApril 15Early May
FallJuly 15Late August
SpringDecember 1Early January

Before You Apply

Watch our application process video to learn what to expect and get tips from Eliseo Che, a Boise State Online student success coach. You can also call a student success coach today at (208) 426-5921 and we’ll walk you through the admissions process and answer any questions.

Note: The application process video focuses on the Boise State Graduate College application. You will need to take additional steps to apply to the accountancy program.

This video is available with closed captions and a transcript.

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