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.

Suffolk's Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)

Program Costs at Suffolk

Cost Per Credit (2020-2021) $1,574

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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