MSA/MSF Dual Degree

This dual-degree option combines finance and accounting in an expedited program geared to get you ready for the CPA and CFA exams.

In as few as 16 months, this unique dual-degree program not only prepares you for leadership roles in accounting and finance but it also gets you ready for the CPA and CFA exams. The curriculum addresses concepts in a global context, while emphasizing the topic matters necessary to sit for the CPA exam, the FRM exam and level one of the CFA exam in Massachusetts. As a graduate, you’ll be well-prepared for a career in accounting areas, such as public accounting, corporate or not-for-profit controllership, as well as finance areas, such as corporate finance, financial technology, investments and risk management.

Suffolk’s Master of Science in Finance degree is one of the only programs in New England that’s a member of both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program and a Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Academic Partner. It is also a STEM Designated program. Suffolk’s Master of Science in Accounting degree meets the educational requirements for students to take the CPA exam in Massachusetts. You’ll also take courses that integrate Becker's CPA Exam Review Course, giving you supplemental material to help you ace your classes while also preparing you for success on the CPA exam.

With our flexible fall, spring, and summer course offerings, you can take two classes back-to-back in one evening. We offer online courses on a space available basis for added flexibility.

Learn more about Suffolk's Master's in Finance or Master's in Accounting.

Open More Doors with a Dual Degree from Suffolk

Suffolk University's dual degree programs give you an opportunity to obtain two degrees in a shorter time frame and with less cost than pursuing the two graduate degrees consecutively. Upon completion you will have earned two distinct graduate degrees, giving you the needed competitive edge to land a top job in a wider field.

Application Deadlines

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

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver. Learn more.)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Note: Students must have passed a university-level statistics course in the past five years or have equivalent industry experience.

Cost of Graduate School at Suffolk

Tuition (2020-2021) Full-time, per year $47,220
Cost Per Credit (2020-2021) For part-time students $1,574

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $20,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

Courses & Requirements

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

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