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  • Admissions

Master of Science in Accounting & Finance

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  • Master of Science in Accounting and Finance

    Admission Requirements:

      

     Admission Requirement

     Instructions

    1.

    Online graduate application

    Graduate Online Application

    2.

    $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status”
    • Select eServices at the top of the page. You will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
     

    3.

    Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

    Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

    Graduate Studies Office  
    MSU Moorhead
    1104 7 Ave. S. 
     
    Moorhead, MN 56563 

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    4.

    Baccalaureate degree in Accounting OR Finance from an accredited institution (finance majors must have one year of intermediate accounting)

    The Graduate Studies Office and the Accounting and Finance Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

    5.

    Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for full admission; 2.75 GPA for provisional admission

    The Graduate Studies Office and the Accounting and Finance Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

    6.

    Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); required of all applicants whose GPA falls between 2.75 and 3.0; minimum score of 550 required; only official scores accepted; no more than 5 years old

    Schedule your test early.  Allow 4 weeks for MSUM to receive your scores.  When prompted at the test site, enter MSUM as a receiving school. The Program Code to use for the Accounting and Finance program at MSUM is X38-88-33.

    7.

    Letter of intent (only required of non-MSUM students)

    Prepare a letter of intent stating reasons for pursuing a M.S. in Accounting and Finance.  Put your name on all pages. Upload it to the Graduate Online Application site:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status” 
    • Under “Program Specific Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button by “Letter of Intent”
     

    8.

    Two recommendations (only required of non-MSUM students)

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status”
    • Click on “Submit References Now” under “Program Specific Requirements” 
    • Follow directions for selecting your references.  Be very careful when you enter the e-mail address and decide who you would like to be your references because you cannot change this once it has been submitted.   
    • After you indicate who your references are, the online system will send them a link to fill out a recommendation form.  Your dashboard should indicate Once the Grad Office receive the recommendation form from them, your dashboard will show “recommendation submitted”
     

    If you have any questions about the application process, 
    please call the Graduate Studies Office at: 
    218-477-2134

    If you have specific program questions, please contact the program coordinator: 
    Sheri Erickson, Ph.D.
    218-477-4073, erickson@mnstate.edu