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Master of Science in Accounting Admissions Requirements

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20 mos.

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Program Benefits

  • CPA Exam Credit & Discount
  • Affordable Tuition 
  • Gain Accounting Leadership Skills 
  • Innovative Course Topics

Our Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) admission requirements ask for more than your undergraduate GPA and transcripts, because we know your work is about more than numbers. The additional requirements help us gain insight into your unique experiences and career goals in order to make sure our program is the right fit for you.

Below, you'll find everything you need to seek admission into the online Master of Science in Accounting program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Let us know if you need more information, or apply now to take the next step toward your future career.




Saint Mary's online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program requires the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale

If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive provisional status in the program at the discretion of the MSA program director.


A Bachelor's in Accounting is not required for admission to the MSA degree. Based on the courses you have taken prior and your experience, you may be required to take prerequisite courses or a general principles of accounting course in order to be successful in the program.


GMAT and GRE scores not required.


You may transfer a maximum of six semester credits earned before admittance upon recommendation of the program director and with approval of the dean.

All transfer credits are subject to both graduate school and programmatic criteria, as well as the recommendation of the program director and with the approval of the dean.


Students with transcripts from universities located outside of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (except for the Quebec Province) are required to take and pass English proficiency testing.

Saint Mary's accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 72, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0, the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 74 percent, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 51, or the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP) with a minimum score of 4.0.


Whether you apply through our online application, via hard copy, or in person with a Saint Mary's enrollment counselor, your application must include the following items:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee: Note that Saint Mary's alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans, and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.
  • Official transcripts: An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits must be sent separately and directly from your institution. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota accepts official transcripts electronically from previously attended institutions. Transcripts should be sent to or mailed to:

    Transcript Processing Center
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420
    Maitland, FL 32751

  • A written statement: Your written statement is an opportunity to share your path to accounting, any previous experiences or education, and how you envision your future career. How will Saint Mary's online Master of Science in Accounting program help you achieve your goals? Share any strengths you bring to the program and other personal information that you feel add to your application.
  • Two references: Please provide the names of two people (including title, organization, email, phone number) who can serve as professional references, if needed, during the application review process. The best references are those who know you in a professional capacity, such as current or former supervisors.
  • An up-to-date résumé: Include both your educational and professional experience.


Upcoming application deadlines for Saint Mary's online MSA:

  • July 30, 2021
  • December 3, 2021
  • April 1, 2022
  • July 29, 2022


Upcoming start dates for Saint Mary's online MSA:

  • August 30, 2021
  • January 3, 2022
  • May 2, 2022
  • August 29, 2022


Once you've submitted your application, expect to be notified about acceptance approximately two weeks after your submission date.

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If you have further questions, request more information or contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954.