International Applicants

International applicants to the UST MSA program must provide these items.

Online Application

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.

Start your application now or log in to complete your in-progress application »

Letters of Recommendation

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

Current Résumé

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.

Personal Statement

You'll also need to have your personal statement completed and ready to upload in order to submit your online application.

Official Transcript(s)

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 applybusiness@stthomas.edu. 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 Records - Admissions
1000 LaSalle Ave., TMH 441
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.

Transcript/credential evaluation

Academic credentials: Transcript, diploma, English translation

We require applicants' credentials to be at least the equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution.

If you completed your undergraduate or graduate work at a college or university outside of the United States, you must complete a transcript evaluation. St. Thomas can provide this service for a fee of $100. If you already have a transcript evaluation, or would prefer to have it completed on your own, please contact the admissions office at msacct@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-4110 to ensure that the evaluation service you use is accepted by the university.

Official GMAT Scores

Before you begin the exam, select the UST MS in Accountancy Degree program to receive a score report. Our code is B7L-4N-20.

English Proficiency Tests

If English is not your native language, you must submit scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS. Our institutional code is 6110. Official score reports (not photocopies) are required. Please keep in mind that scores may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive in our office. Test scores must be current within two years.

Minimum Requirements:

  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 on each of the four sections.
  • TOEFL iBT: 22 for Listening, 22 for Reading, 26 for Speaking and 24 for Writing.

Application Fee: $60

Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to pay by credit card or check.