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The Combined Degree Program offers current MSU Denver undergraduate accounting students the opportunity to pursue graduate-level accounting coursework while also completing their bachelor’s degree. Benefits include 132 credits of College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligibility for qualifying students, access to graduate-level faculty and instructors, and an enhanced professional network.

For questions, reach out to MPAcc staff at [email protected] or [email protected]

Applicants to the Combined Degree Program must meet the following criteria prior to admission:

  • Active status as an MSU Denver undergraduate student pursuing an accounting major or minor
  • 75 or more college credits
  • Successful completion of the following courses:
    • ACC 2010 – Principles of Accounting I
    • ACC 2020 – Principles of Accounting II
    • ACC 3510 – Intermediate Accounting I
    • One additional upper-level (3000 level) Accounting course

Required Documentation for all Degree-Seeking applicants

1. Submit and complete your online application by, or before, the following deadlines:

  • Spring Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of October
    • International: September 1
  • Fall Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of June
    • International: May 1
  • Summer Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of March
    • International: February 1
  • Please note, a $50 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete.

2. Submit Official Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.

  • Applicants should send official, electronic transcripts to [email protected] from the issuing institution. Scanned copies, PDFs or photos sent by the applicant or any third party are not accepted.
    • If electronic copies are not an option, please have your institution fax your official transcripts to the following number: 720-778-5845.
  • MSU Denver official transcripts, or transcripts previously submitted to the university, do not need to be re-requested. The application system will acknowledge MSU Denver records and/or previously submitted transcripts 8-10 business days after the application is submitted.
  • International transcripts must also have an official English translation done by a certified translator and a professional course-by-course evaluation showing equivalency to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicants can view a full list of acceptable evaluation provider at NACES.org.
    • The evaluation company should provide the official evaluation to [email protected] at the applicant’s request.

3. Submit Proof of Completion of one of the following items:

  • GMAT score: Your official GMAT score report sent directly from GMAT.
    • Applicants can register for the GMAT at mba.com.
    • Admissions under this method is based on your GMAT score and GPA. We calculate an index score using this formula: [(GPAx200) + GMAT]
      • If your index is 1200 or above, you will be automatically admitted to the program.
      • If your index is 1000-1199, your application packet will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
      • If your index is below 1000, you do not qualify to be reviewed for admission.
    • Licensure: Official proof of licensure or examination sent directly from the issuing institution, organization, etc.
    • Graduate Degree: Apply with a previous master’s degree or Ph.D. See section 2, above, regarding sending transcripts.
    • Accounting Coursework Assessment: The program offers GMAT waivers for students that show success in undergraduate accounting courses. Details available on the opposite page.

4. Submit Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Your detailed resume
  • List of three (3) references
  • Personal Statement/Essay
    • The essay should address:
      • the significant factors influencing your decision to pursue a Master of Professional Accountancy degree;
      • your personal philosophy, values, and professional experiences;
      • your career plans and focus in the field of accounting;
      • your strengths, unique characteristics, and leadership experiences that are relevant to the accounting profession;
      • a time you were given critical feedback and your reaction;
      • why you believe MSU Denver’s MPAcc program is best suited for your educational and professional goals; and
      • how you will manage the rigorous demands of graduate education.

An MSU Denver admission counselor will confirm via email once your GMAT scores are received by the MPAcc program.

Email [email protected] to ask if you meet GMAT Waiver criteria.