Prospective MSA Students

Our MSA Students

If you plan to become a CPA and want to live and work as a professional accountant in Silicon Valley, you will not find a better program than SJSU. Admission is offered each fall and spring* semester. Please see the MSA FAQ for details on requirements. 

The Master of Science in Accountancy is a flexible 30-unit degree program designed for both accounting and non-accounting undergraduates who aspire to a profession in accounting. Coursework includes advanced financial reporting, auditing, taxation, IT auditing and financial statement analysis. Students with an undergraduate degree in accounting enroll in a course of study to earn a masters degree that fulfills the 30 additional units required for CPA licensure. Ambitious, highly motivated people with undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, sciences or business will need to complete the intensive Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals summer program before they can be admitted into the MSA degree program. Attend an upcoming MS in Accountancy information session.

SAGE Accountancy Program

Are you currently studying accounting as an undergraduate at SJSU and contemplating graduate school? The Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Accountancy Program enables qualified students in the BSBA Accounting to complete requirements for both the baccalaureate and master’s degrees at the same time. Preview the SAGE Accountancy program here.

Apply to LGSB

The MS in Accountancy program offers admission twice a year, fall and spring*.
Please use our step-by-step application process for domestic and international applicants.

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To receive program updates complete this request for information form.

Admission Requirements

We operate on a rolling admissions basis, meaning that the sooner you submit your application, the sooner you'll receive updates about your application. As we have a competitive admissions process and limited space available, we strongly encourage you to apply early to ensure early consideration.

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