College of the Extended University

Admission Requirements & Applying

General Admission Requirements for the Accelerated Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program:

  • 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3.0+ Overall GPA (Recommended)
  • GMAT Score of 500+ (required unless waived)
  • If required, the TOEFL with 213 Computer/550 Paper/80+ Internet Based or IELTS with a 6.5+

Students with an accounting degree from an AACSB-accredited institution, earned within the last seven years with a minimum accounting GPA of 3.25 may waive the GMAT. Applicants with accounting and/or finance certification(s) and extensive work experience may qualify for a GMAT waiver. Those applicants are subject to all other admission requirements.

The MSA program admits new cohorts starting every Fall quarter. For more questions regarding admissions, please visit the Graduate Admissions homepage.

Prerequisites: Primarily for students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees with business-related majors. 

Students must earn a "C" or better in each of the following (or their equivalent) with a minimum overall GPA for the prerequisite courses of 3.0. The waiver decision will be made by the Program Director for the Accelerated MSA Program.

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Auditing
  • Taxation of Individuals

Important Dates for Graduate Applicants

Accelerated Accountancy
Term of Application Application Deadline Supporting Document Deadline
Fall 2019 April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019