Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
To be considered for admission to the Quinlan School of Business Master's in Accountancy program, please review the following requirements:
Instructions for Degree-Seeking Applicants
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
Official transcripts should show a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted.
Letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required.
Should you wish to submit letters, include your recommender’s email address as part of your online application form and we will send them a personalized link by which to upload the letter.
Please discuss how the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago and our focus on responsible leadership will prepare you for your future career and why you have chosen this program. Your statement should be 2 - 3 pages in length, double-spaced.
A professional resume may be uploaded via the online application form or you may email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive test scores directly from the testing service. The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 90. The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 6.5.
This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
Applicants who completed post-secondary education abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or Educational Perspectives for evaluation of credentials. You must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation, and it must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission.
Educational Credential Evaluators, INC. (ECE)
Please request a course-by-course evaluation report and have the official report sent to:
Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
The non-degree-seeking option is for students who wish to sample classes before applying to a degree program, transfer credit to another institution, or obtain professional or personal enrichment.
Non-degree-seeking students may apply a maximum of 9 semester hours (3 courses) toward a degree at Quinlan. Admission as a non-degree-seeking student does not guarantee admission to a formal program. Should you decide to pursue a degree program, a new application and all supporting materials are required.
Application Instructions: International Applicants
Application Instructions: Non-degree Seeking Applicants
Most academic programs in the Quinlan School of Business are on the quarter system, and new students begin during all quarters.
|Quarter||Application Deadline||Quarter Starts|
|Fall||July 15||Late August|
|Winter||Oct. 1||Early November|
|Spring||Jan. 15||Late February|
|Summer||April 1||Late May|