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Master of Science in Accountancy Admissions

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

Standard Admission

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Candidates are required to complete the 18 semester credits of upper-division accounting courses listed below and at least 15 semester credits in other business courses as noted below. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

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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

    • Cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale).
    • GMAT exam score ≥ 500 OR GRE exam score of at least 152 for both verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections. If you have taken the LSAT, and wish to use the LSAT instead of the GMAT or GRE, your LSAT exam score ≥ 150.*

Fast Track Admission

  • Fast Track admission allows you to apply without submitting a GMAT/GRE score or an essay. You qualify for Fast Track admission if you meet all three of the following criteria:
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. Prerequisites include at least 18 semester credits in upper-division accounting topics and at least 15 semester credits in other business topics. (See list above.)
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.00 (4.00 scale)
  • One of the following applies (in addition to the two above criteria):
  1. Completed at least 18 semester credits in upper-division (300, 400, or 500 level) accountancy courses taken for undergraduate credit at a regionally accredited university. In addition, you must have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 (4.00 scale) AND a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 (4.00 scale) in all upper-division accountancy courses.
  2. OR Currently licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
  3. OR An advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution (Master’s, Doctorate) in any discipline.

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