The Catholic University of America

Admissions and Degree Requirements

The MSA program is designed for those who already have a bachelor’s in Accounting degree. However, a minor in Accounting or degree in business administration or equivalent will be considered if the candidate has completed at least 15 credit units from the following undergraduate Accounting courses:

Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, and Intermediate Accounting II.

Admissions decisions for the MSA program will be made on a holistic basis, with applicants judged on the totality of:

  1. Undergraduate GPA (transcript)
  2. GRE or GMAT scores
  3. Three academic letters of recommendation
  4. A statement of purpose
  5. Resume of experience
  6. English proficiency (for international students only)

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation from the program.

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Spring Application Deadline: November 15

Fall Application Deadline: May 15

For more information, please contact the Director of Accounting Programs, Professor William Kirst.

Applications received after the deadline will be accepted, space permitting.

Email: kirst@cua.edu