Our graduate programs are geared toward highly qualified professionals and committed individuals. To be admitted, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and submit:

  • Application for admission with a $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Statement of professional goals indicating how a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) or a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (GDPA) from Suffolk University will help you achieve your goals
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from past or present academic or professional colleagues
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
  • An official GMAT or GRE score 
  • International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency via successful completion of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic. Visit the International Students page for full details.

You may be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if:

  • You’ve passed the CPA exam
  • If you qualify for the 4+1 Program by having at least a 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) cumulative GPA in your second semester of your senior year as an undergraduate business student at a U.S. institution. (Recent graduates also considered.)
  • If you qualify for the Suffolk Gold Waiver by having at least a 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) cumulative undergraduate GPA and at least four years of full-time, professional work experience.
  • You’re in the GDPA Program and have completed at least 5 courses, but no more than 7, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. (MSA, MST, MBA, MBA/MSA, MBA/GDPA & MSA/MST only.) Note: MBA Program requires the equivalent of 1-year of work experience.
  • You graduated from an ABA-approved law school (must submit documentation of LSAT)
  • Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Tuition and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Fellowships

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based financial aid awards (including scholarships and fellowships) upon application. Merit awards are based on test scores and undergraduate GPA. Applicants should submit their complete applications by preferred deadlines to ensure consideration.

Financial Aid

There are three main sources of financial aid available to students – Suffolk University, the federal government, and private sources.

  • Suffolk University and private agencies/organizations award scholarships, grants, and loans to students in need.
  • Federal programs include low-interest loans and student employment programs for US citizens.
  • International students are eligible for campus employment programs.
  • International students are not eligible for federal aid from the US government.

View tuition and fee information

Contact the Office of the Bursar for more information