Online MSA Admissions

Online Master's in Accounting Admissions

 

 

MSA Admission Eligibility Requirements

  • 4 year bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Competitive GMAT score
    • GMAT requirement temporarily waived for applicants to our programs

International applicants must also meet the following requirements:

Application Deadlines Based on Start Dates

The Online MSA has six start dates per year:

May 13: Summer 1
July 8: Summer 2
September 2: Fall 1
October 28: Fall 2
January 13: Spring 1
March 9: Spring 2

The application deadline is approximately one month prior to each start date.

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Prerequisite Courses

Based on educational background and work experience, online students may be required to start in the Online Certificate program to complete their prerequisites before they will be accepted into the OMSA program.  All online students must have completed the Introductory Financial Accounting prerequisite before beginning their program; the other prerequisites can be taken at the University of Arizona as part of the Online Certificate program or may be satisfied by taking comparable courses at an acceptable accredited US institution.

Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 200) Managerial Accounting & Cost Accounting (ACCT 210 & 310, or Acct 545)
Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT 400A) Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 400B)
Principles of Federal Taxation (ACCT 420)  

Applications and Supporting Materials

Applicants are reviewed by the School of Accountancy based upon their whole application. After a review of an applicant's profile a recommendation decision is submitted to the Graduate College. The Graduate College then reviews the application and submits a final admission decision to the applicant. Please note your admission is not official until you receive notification from the Graduate College.

A completed MSA application includes :

  • Graduate College Application
    The UA Graduate College requires a fee to submit your application.
  • Unofficial transcripts 
    Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended are required for your online application.
    • Note: Official transcripts will be requested by the UA Graduate College after admission.  No official transcripts are required for the application.
  • GMAT score - GMAT requirement temporarily waived for applicants to our programs
    A GMAT is required for all applicants who do not meet the waiver discussed below.
    • The UA Institution Code is 4832.
    • Note: There is no minimum score requirement for the GMAT. However, on average, applicants accepted into the program score between 500 and 700. 
  • Acceptable English proficiency test score (international applicants only)
    This applies to international students whose native language is not English and who did not earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. institution.
    • The MAcc application requires a TOEFL score of 85 for iBT (563 PBT taken before 2017) or IELTS composite score of 7 with no subject score lower than 6.
    • Please note that the MAcc program requires a higher minimum TOEFL score than the Graduate College. 
  • One Letter of Recommendation

GMAT Waiver Qualifications

If you are a student majoring in accounting at the University of Arizona (UA), Arizona State University (ASU) or Northern Arizona University (NAU) or if you have earned your degree in accounting at UA, ASU or NAU within the last four years you may qualify for a GMAT Waiver. 

Criteria for Waiver: 

  1. The student is no more than one semester away from earning their undergraduate degree in accounting from UA, ASU or NAU or has earned their accounting degree from UA, ASU or NAU within the last four years AND 
  2. The student achieved an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher, including courses taken at all institutions attended and an upper division accounting GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time the application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

If you meet the following criteria above, you will not need to submit the following materials:

  • GMAT score
  • Letter of recommendation

 

Your Future is Calling

You’ve heard the “why.” If you think you’re a good fit, it’s time for the “how.” Let’s get you on the road to your Eller degree. Contact us or begin your application now:

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