Admission Requirements

Applicants to the M.S. in Accounting Program must meet the following requirements:

Professional work experience:

  • There is no minimum years of work experience required for admissions.  Professional work experience is preferred. 

Academic Requirement: 
Applicants for admission to the M.S. in Accounting Program must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. 

Applicants with an undergraduate major or minor in accounting are not required to take the GMAT if their GPA is at least 3.0. If an applicant has an undergraduate major in accounting and the overall GPA is below 3.0, they must plan to begin the program in the Spring/April quarter.

Applicants without an undergraduate major in accounting must plan to begin the program with Intermediate Accounting I/II in the Spring/April quarter. If an applicant without a major or minor in accounting has an overall GPA of 3.0 or better the GMAT is not required.

Spring Quarter: Intermediate Accounting

The Spring/April program start is required of students who:

  • do not have a major in accounting  
  • have a major in accounting but have a cumulative GPA below 3.0

The Spring quarter courses will cover introductory and intermediate topics in accounting and will include the preparation of four required financial statements and an in-depth analysis of various items on the income statement, statement of owner’s equity, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. 

Classes will be delivered in the hybrid format - half of the class meetings online and half face-to-face in the classroom. Online classes will be held twice weekly in the evenings. Face-to-face sessions will be held every other Saturday on the Saint Mary’s Campus.

Required Documentation:

  • Online Graduate Application
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcripts of colleges or universities with a degree conferred (electronic preferred)
  • A resume of relevant business experience
  • Official GMAT or GRE Score (depending on GPA). GMAT Code for the Master of Science in Accounting is 3HX-9C-75. The GRE code is: 8798.

International Applicants:

Please mail all hard copy application materials to:

Saint Mary’s College of California
Office of Admissions
1928 Saint Mary's Road
PMB 4800
Moraga, CA 94575

You may email documentation directly to Graduate Business at Note that we do require official test scores and transcripts.