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Application Checklist

Use our checklist as you prepare to apply to the St. Thomas MSA program.

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Prerequisite Coursework

Qualified applicants will have completed the following, or equivalent, coursework prior to their start of the MSA program:

  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Audit
  • Corporate Tax
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Law

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 are requested through the online application. At least one of these recommendations must be from an accounting professor. Recommenders have the option to submit a letter covering the areas listed below, or to fill out our Recommendation Form. The Recommendation Form will address the following topics regarding your application to the program:

  • 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 graduate study would influence your professional growth

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 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.

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. Current St. Thomas undergraduate accounting majors may request a waiver of this requirement.

Application Fee: $60

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

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