Admission Eligibility Requirements
Applicants to the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program, both online and in-person, must meet the following requirements:
4-year Bachelor's Degree
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions are required. If you attended the University of Arizona, you are not required to send your UA official transcripts.
Transcripts can be received electronically from all undergraduate and graduate institutions or mailed to:
Masters Program Coordinator
Department of Accounting
McClelland Hall 301
University of Arizona
PO Box 210108
Tucson , AZ 85721-0108
To view accepted international degrees please see the Graduate College website.
International Applicants that apply to the In-Person MSA program must also submit a Financial Guarantee . International Applicants applying to the Online MSA program do not need to submit a Financial Guarantee.
3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
An acceptable GMAT score
There is no minimum score requirement; however, on average, applicants accepted into the MSA program score between 500 - 700.
85 iBT (563 Paper-Based) or IELTS composite score of no lower than 7 with each subject no lower than 6
Applies to international students whose native language is not English.
Please see English Proficiency Requirements for information about TOEFL, IELTS, and conditional acceptance options.
Please note that the MSA program has a higher minimum TOEFL score than the Graduate College.
There are certain prerequisite courses that applicants may need to complete prior to or during the program. These courses can be completed as part of the In-Person MSA program, but must be completed prior to starting the Online MSA program. Prerequisites may be satisfied by taking comparable courses at an acceptable accredited US institution.
Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 Units)
|ACCT 210||Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 Units)|
Cost Accounting (3 Units)
|ACCT 400A/500A||Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3 Units)|
Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3 Units)
|ACCT 420/520||Introduction to Federal Taxation (3 Units)|
Applicants are reviewed by the department 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 applications and submits a final admission decision to the applicant. Please note your admission is not official until you receive notification from the Graduate College.
Additional Admissions Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Apply Now
- For a guide on the admission process for all international students please click here.
Please contact Alex Miller at alexmiller.email.arizona.edu with application questions.