Admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the minimum standards indicated does not guarantee admission. Although the following minimum standards must normally be met, the applicant’s overall record is considered when making admission decisions.
The minimum standards for admission to the M.S. in Accounting program are:
*Although students may be accepted into the program whose undergraduate degree is not in accounting, these students will be required to complete all undergraduate accounting major courses (equivalent to an MSU undergraduate degree in accounting) prior to, or during enrollment in the M.S. in Accounting program.
A minimum International language Testing System (IELTS) band score of 7, OR a minimum score in any of the following Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) formats:
Three essays are required of applicants: two written essays and a video essay.
Applicants will be required to submit a resume. The resume should detail:
Michigan State University requires admitted Chinese students who earned bachelor’s degrees in mainland China to submit a degree conferral verification report from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) and a transcript verification report from CHESICC. Both of these reports must be made available electronically to MSU’s Office of Admissions.
Chinese students who earned bachelor’s degrees from mainland China will need to submit ALL available official academic records (e.g., transcripts and diplomas earned, in Chinese and English, or English if issued that way) as part of their application for admission. These can be unofficial and submitted electronically attached to your application. AFTER students are admitted, they must do the following:
The application is strictly online, and we will not accept any documents sent to the department. Any documents received will not be considered as part of your application.
After you have been admitted to the program, you will be required to submit official college transcripts, financial proof, GMAT and TOEFL scores. Instructions will be included in your admission letter. Please do not send us any official transcripts or documents until you receive an acceptance offer.
Students may start the program in any semester – fall (August), spring (January), or summer (May) – as space permits. Summer admission is advisable for students who need to complete certain prerequisite courses.
Applications must be received by the following deadlines: