How To Apply

To apply for admission to the Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA), applicants must complete an application to begin the process of consideration.

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Fulfillment of pre-requisites provide applicants with the eligibility to submit an application for consideration to the MSA but are not a guarantee of admission.

Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree majoring in Accounting are eligible to apply for consideration to the MSA program; or

Applicants who graduate from UConn with the accounting minor are eligible to apply for consideration to the MSA program, no additional accounting pre-requisite coursework is necessary; or

Applicants who have an undergraduate degree (in any discipline) who were not accounting majors will be considered for admission but in addition to undergraduate degree must have completed six accounting courses to be eligible to apply:

  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • US Federal Income Tax
  • Auditing

If you do not meet these requirements, consider our Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals.

Graduates of the certificate who are interested in earning a Master of Science in Accounting degree will be eligible to apply to the MSA. Graduates of the certificate can transfer and apply certificate courses toward the MSA degree requirements.

Application Instructions

Applications to the Masters of Science in Accounting are taken online only.  In addition to application questions, applicants must upload four short-answer essays, a current resume, provide contact/email information for an individual (recommendation must be from a faculty or professional source) providing a recommendation, GMAT scores and transcripts from all universities they have attended.

For preferred consideration, please apply by June 1 for the fall (Fall 2022 application submission extended to July 15th), November 1 for the spring and March 1 for summer.  Admissions decision may be made in approximately three to five weeks from when the application becomes complete.

International Students: This program is an online program only. Pursuant to U.S. immigration regulations, the US government will not approve an F-1 or J-1 visa for the purpose of coming to the U.S. to study with an online program. International students are welcome to apply for admission to this program if they are currently in the U.S. on another visa status that permits foreign nationals to engage in school enrollment online while meeting their primary visa objective, or if they complete the program from their home country.

For further information regarding the Master of Science in Accounting, please contact the Program Manager, Erika Durning at