Use our checklist as you prepare to apply to the St. Thomas MSA program.
Qualified applicants will have completed the following, or equivalent, coursework prior to their start of the MSA program:
- Intermediate Accounting I & II
- Corporate Tax
- Cost Accounting
- Advanced Accounting
- Financial Management
- Accounting Information Systems
- Business Law
Access the online application form to set up your account and complete your application. The application can be completed in a single session or over the course of many days or weeks. The more information you have at the ready (résumé, letters of recommendation), the faster it will be to complete your application.
Letters of recommendation may be requested through the online application. At least one of these letters must be from an accounting professor. As you decide who to ask for a reference, keep in mind they will be asked to speak to the following areas within their letter:
- Their relationship to you and length of time they have known you
- Their impression of your ability to succeed in a graduate business program
- Your outstanding characteristics and areas where you need to grow or develop
- Your present impact on your organization or business
- How an MSA would influence your professional growth
- Your complete contact information
In order to complete your online application, you'll need to upload your résumé. Be prepared by having your résumé completed and ready to upload.
You'll also need to have your personal statement completed and ready to upload in order to submit your online application.
We require a bachelor’s degree in accounting (or an equivalent course of study*) from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or the international equivalent). Original transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the institution.
If your institution offers electronic transcripts, please send them to email@example.com. Paper transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and signed by the appropriate university official. These can be sent to:
University of St. Thomas
Graduate Admissions & Reporting
1000 LaSalle Ave., Box 5
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005
Transcripts for advanced placement courses and study abroad transfer credits are not required. It is not necessary to submit a transcript for any coursework at the University of St. Thomas.
*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.
Before you begin the exam, select the UST MS in Accountancy Degree program to receive a score report. Our code is B7L-4N-20.
Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to pay by credit card or check.