Program at a Glance

In 11 months, you can turn your undergraduate accounting major into a master’s degree to set you apart from the competition.

The UST MSA is the most-established full-time graduate accounting program in the region.

Degree Earned  

Master of Science degree in Accountancy

Distinguishing Characteristics 
  • 11-month program includes a paid internship
  • Students receive enhanced technical competency through advanced accounting courses
  • An integrated curriculum explores core concepts in depth from multiple perspectives
  • Faculty with real-world experience
  • Access to experts addressing leading-edge topics and emerging issues
  • An emphasis on business ethics to develop students as principled business leaders
  • Personal coaching from faculty and staff to distinguish yourself in today's competitive environment
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or the equivalent*
  • Application form and essays
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GMAT score
  • Current résumé
  • Personal statement
Incoming Student Profile

Men: 55%
Women: 45%
Average age: 22
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.5
Average GMAT score: 560
50% of students are UST undergraduates
10% international students


*Equivalent coursework includes all of the following upper-level courses: an intermediate accounting sequence of courses, auditing, corporate income tax, cost accounting, advanced accounting, accounting information systems, business law and financial management.


Program Schedule Curriculum

A 31-credit, intensive program designed to be completed in one year.

11 courses and seminars in an intensive, highly integrated curriculum of active learning plus an 11-week paid internship.

  • Orientation and financial basics summer semester.
  • Intensive fall semester prepares you for real-world scenarios.
  • Paid "busy season" internship.
  • Advanced courses in final spring semester.
  • 9 core courses
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Professional Communication Course
  • 11-week paid internship

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