Master of Science Degree in Accountancy
International and ESL Students
The MSA Program Welcomes International Applicants
Processing non-U.S. degree applications takes time. The deadline for international applicants to submit a completed application is January for the next summer's July start. Please contact our office directly if you have questions. Be prepared to facilitate the discussion by providing detailed information about your particular situation - for instance, your name, where and when you have studied, what degree(s) and accounting courses you have completed or are working on, what your goals are, etc. Please also include your home mailing address.
If English is not your native language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve minimum scores on the Internet-based test (iBT) of 22 for listening, 22 for reading, 26 for speaking and 24 for writing. Test scores must be current within two years. We will also accept a minimum of 7.0 on the IELTS test.
We must receive an official report of the score directly from the ETS (code 6110).
For more information on the TOEFL exam, go to www.toefl.org.
The International Student Questionnaire and Financial Certification Form (with bank statement or other financial support documentation) must be submitted as part of your application. This form is available from St. Thomas’ International Admissions Office at (651) 962-6450 or online at International Admissions. Financial verification is not considered in the admission decision; it is for visa application purposes only. International applicants should first complete the application process to be considered for the UST MSA program. Once admitted to the program, our International Admissions Office will work with you to obtain a student visa. The I-20 immigration form will be issued only after all admissions requirements have been fulfilled and you have been accepted to the program.
Transcript, diploma, English translation and transcript evaluation are required.
For more information on international admission at UST, see www.stthomas.edu/admissions/international.