Master of Science in Accounting: Admission Requirements

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To apply for the online Master of Science in Accounting, you should have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

A non-accounting bachelor's degree is acceptable if you have:

  • 30 credit hours in business courses (including microeconomics, statistics, and finance)
  • 18 credit hours in accounting courses (including intermediate accounting I and II, a tax accounting course, and auditing)

Letter of Recommendation

Provide one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or professional colleague.


3.0 GPA

Applicants with a GPA below the minimum may be admitted at the department's discretion. A GPA letter will be required.

Personal Statement

A brief essay that outlines your qualifications, skills, work experience, and reasons for pursuing this profession.


A detailed work history that highlights any experience that may be relevant to this program.

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          Transfer Credit

          Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica College and for which you received a grade of "B" or better. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you've attended, as well as a transcript showing the degree awarded.

          Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar's Office. If you want to review possible credit eligibility ahead of time, use TES® (Transfer Evaluation System).

          International Students

          If you are seeking enrollment as an international student, please submit the following:

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          English Language Proficiency Test

          If English is not your first language, submit your test scores for either the TOEFL or IELTS.

          UC requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79 internet-based and IELTS of 6.0

          Official Transcripts

          As part of the admissions process, we require an evaluation of your overseas degree and transcripts to determine their equivalence to a U.S. bachelor's degree. You may use the following universal organization:

          Letter of Support From Employer

          Using a form provided by Utica, you'll submit a letter of support from your current employer.


          When to Apply

          You can apply right now using our online application form! We accept applications throughout the year for enrollment into our spring, summer, and fall terms. You'll receive a response from the admissions department within 2–3 weeks.