MSA/MST Dual Degree
The experiential learning in this expedited, dual-degree program—combining financial management, accounting principles, and taxation—will help to provide tangible experience to take into the workplace.
Suffolk’s MSA/MST dual degree is your path to becoming an expert in accounting, taxation, and financial management. This expedited program can prepare you to serve as an advisor or member of senior management teams across many industries. This dual degree program also qualifies students to take the CPA exam in Massachusetts. You’ll be well prepared with courses integrated with Becker's CPA Exam Review materials and electives designed to help you pass!
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. The MST program also offers some courses in a hybrid format and others with a distance learning option.
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.
State-by-State CPA Exam Eligibility Requirements
See information about the educational requirements necessary for CPA exam eligibility for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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.
- Completed application
- $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
- 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)
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)
Cost of Graduate School at Suffolk (2021-2022)
|Full-time per semester||$23,970|
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.
Advising & Other Resources
Suffolk University offers graduate students—incoming, current, and alumni—help with navigating financial aid and payments, searching for career opportunities, and building a strong professional network. Our Graduate Student Services team supports you every step of the way with various services including application advising, financial aid counseling, international student resources, and other resources such as the Career Development Center or the Center for Learning and Academic Success. We also offer you value-added professional development workshops to bolster your experiential education and other professional skills while studying at Suffolk University.
Management Preparation Courses may be waived with credit. MSA Preparation Courses may be waived with credit. MSA Core Courses may be waived with substitution of an elective. MST Core Courses may be waived with substitution of an elective. All waiver requests are evaluated upon a student’s acceptance into the MSA/MST Program and are waived during the student’s ﬁrst semester.
To waive a Management Preparation Course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven years prior to MSA/MST matriculation (“B” or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable). To waive an MSA Preparation Course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five years prior to MSA/MST matriculation (“B” or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).
All MSA/MST students must complete a minimum of 55 credits (18 courses and SBS 700) in the Sawyer Business School.
Transfer Credit Policy
Any candidate seeking transfer credits, taken at the graduate level from an AACSB-accredited MBA, MSA, MSF, or MST program, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. These credits may be considered for transfer if the credits do not apply to a previously completed degree.
Transfer credits must have an earned grade of "B" or better and be taken within five years prior to entering the Suffolk MSA/MST program. However, at the discretion of the program director, MSA Core Courses or MST Core Courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. A maximum of six credits of Elective, MSA Core, or MST Core Courses may be considered for transfer.
Courses & Requirements
Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.