Online Master of Science in Accountancy

Admission Requirements

DePaul University

The online Master of Science in Accountancy program is designed to be comprehensive and to align with industry standards—both those required by the AACSB as well as the CPA examination. While many students who apply have accounting backgrounds, those without accountancy experience will gain the core knowledge they need to enter the field. Read below for more details on how to apply.

DePaul looks at each applicant’s background holistically, considering factors ranging from their professional experience to their academic history to their professional interests and passions. Therefore, applicants who do not meet all the requirements may still be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

Additionally, please note that applicants do not need to have previous accounting coursework to enter DePaul’s MSA program.

Academic Calendar and Deadlines

Click here to see DePaul’s full academic calendar, which includes term start dates and tuition deadlines.

The next start date is:
September 6, 2023

We recommend that students submit their completed application and all relevant materials at least two weeks before the start date.

Application Materials and Requirements


Complete and submit the online application.

Bachelor’s degree

Must be from a regionally accredited institution.


Applicants must have official transcripts sent from all colleges and universities attended, regardless of whether credit or a degree was obtained. The official transcript should show the titles of all courses taken, grades or marks received and the date and title of any degree(s) conferred.

Transcripts can be sent to our office electronically (directly from the institution) to


Please submit the most recent version of your résumé that best displays your professional experience.

Personal statement

Your personal statement should be a one-page essay that discusses why you are interested in the Master of Science in Accountancy program at DePaul as well as your current and future career interests.

No GRE or GMAT scores are required for admission.

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