Candidates are evaluated based on academic history, GMAT results, evidence of motivation and aptitude for graduate-level work, and professional experience.

Candidates must have completed a baccalaureate degree at a college or university accredited by an organization subscribing to established national accreditation standards. The degree must include, or be supplemented by, courses that provide a solid foundation in accounting and business. In general, this would require, at a minimum, 18 semester hours in accounting (to include financial reporting, managerial accounting, taxation, and auditing), and 24 semester hours in business related courses (to include information systems, economics, business statistics, finance, management, and marketing) completed at the undergraduate level.

Prospective Students

A Graduate School Application may be obtained:

Applications must be submitted directly to the University Graduate Admissions Office and should include:

  • Completed application (specify MS in Accounting Program)
  • Official GMAT score report**
  • An official copy of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Resume and two letters of recommendation
** not required of applicants having a baccalaureate degree from the Isenberg School of Management.


The MS in Accounting program may be entered during the Fall, Spring or Summer session. Application deadlines are October 1 for Spring admission and February 1 for Summer and Fall admission.


Prior to submitting an application, potential applicants are eligible to apply to enroll in up to two MSA Program courses (six credits) from the online course offerings. Should you be accepted into the Program, these credits are transferable onto your MSA graduate transcript. Please note that for these credits to be eligible for transfer to your MSA graduate transcript, they cannot have been used to fulfill any requirement for any other degree.