Graduate Certificate in Accounting

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of key accounting principles and bolster your skillset in this five-course bridge to a master’s program or high-level career.

The Suffolk Graduate Certificate in Accounting (GCA) is a five-course program that covers financial accounting, auditing, cost accounting, and taxation. The GCA coursework emphasizes practical knowledge of key accounting principles and lays the groundwork for CPA or CMA exam preparation.

As a part-time student, you can complete the GCA in as few as nine months. If you apply to the MS in Accounting (MSA) degree program, or to another graduate business degree, you may be able to apply your GCA courses to reduce the time it will take to complete the degree.

Paying for Graduate School

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), June 15, then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary work
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)

Gainful Employment Disclosures

View the Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Graduate Certificate in Accounting.

Courses & Requirements

The GCA curriculum is purpose-built to ground you in cutting-edge concepts and immersive learning.

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