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Thank you for your interest Applying to our MS in Accounting takes time, but it's the crucial next step in your career. Our Admissions Committee carefully considers everything you submit with your application—from academic achievement and leadership qualities to the professional experiences you'll bring to the classroom. We want your application process to go smoothly. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions you may have.

We are looking for ambitious, intelligent students seeking a path to transform their future by acquiring sought-after skills and experience working at top-tier accounting and business advisory firms. Our ideal candidates come from diverse non-accounting backgrounds and share a passion for problem-solving and the confidence that comes with becoming a CPA.

— Julie Chasse
Director, Graduate School of Professional Accounting


How to Apply

The Admissions Committee will review your application when you have submitted the following materials.

All Applicants

International Applicants

Please see additional requirements

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Application Form

Complete the online application form by the appropriate deadline. Submit your application as soon as you have completed your part of it, whether or not your recommenders have completed their evaluations. The online application system will automatically match recommendations submitted on your behalf with your application.

Application Fee

Your nonrefundable $100 application fee, to be paid electronically by credit card, is due when you submit your online application.

Personal Statement

Please include your name on each page of your personal statement. It should be presented in 12-point size font, double-spaced. Discuss both your short-term and long-term professional goals. Describe what challenges you may face as well as how your previous experiences will help contribute to your future success. Your answer should highlight why you have decided to pursue your MS in Accounting/MBA at this point in your career and how you feel a Northeastern degree will help you achieve success. Upload your personal statement as a PDF or Word document into your online application.

Current Résumé

Submit a professional résumé that lists your work history, beginning with your most recent experience. Please include awards or other recognition you may have received for work, community service, or other accomplishments. Upload your résumé as a PDF or Word document in your online application.

Two Letters of Professional Recommendation

Register your recommenders in your online application so that they may submit their evaluations online. We suggest that you obtain recommendations from individuals who have directly supervised your work (such as current or recent managers or professors) and can assess your ability and potential to succeed in a rigorous business school program and achieve career success.

Applicants without work experience: Both of your recommendations may be from your professors.

Academic Transcript(s)

Upload scanned copies of your academic transcripts from each degree-granting postsecondary institution (undergraduate and graduate) attended. Please do not submit academic records from your secondary school or high school.

We follow an online application review process so please do not send your paper transcriptions or certified evaluations to our office unless you receive a request from us to do so. The Admissions Committee will review your scanned transcriptions, which are considered unofficial at this stage of the application process.

Submitting Official Transcripts and Test Results

Once admitted, students will be required to submit official paper transcripts (directly from each academic institution attended)—or, if applicable, certified evaluations for institutions from outside the United States from WES or CED—and official test scores before being eligible to enroll. Northeastern University reserves the right to revoke any offer of admission if there is any discrepancy between the unofficial (including scanned transcripts) and official transcripts submitted.

Multiple Transcripts

If you were a transfer, study-abroad, or exchange student, you must include scanned copies of transcripts from all institutions attended, even if some of your courses appear on multiple transcripts. If you are a current student, please include a list of your current classes even if you have not received your final grades.

Applicant's agreement

Please read and sign the Applicant’s Agreement attesting to the authenticity and truthfulness of your work before submitting your online application.

GMAT or GRE Results

Enter your scores and upload a scanned copy of your unofficial test results as a document in your online application. Please request that your official scores be sent to us. The current version of the GMAT includes a section for “Integrated Reasoning.” We accept current as well as previous versions of the GMAT.

D'Amore-McKim School of Business MS in Accounting/MBA Program Codes
  • GMAT: 276-QH-86
  • GRE: 7489

Copy of US Permanent Residency Card (if applicable)

If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you must submit a copy of the front and back of your permanent residency (Green) card. Upload a scanned copy into the Supplemental Section of your online application.


Application Deadlines

The program starts in late May. Our application dates are as follows. Please note: November 15 is the final application date for international applicants and all candidates who wish to be considered for scholarships. We will review all applications received after the final deadline on a rolling basis.

Application Due Date Admission Decision Date
November 15: *Priority deadline for scholarship consideration and final deadline for international applicants Rolling Basis
February 1 Rolling Basis
March 15 Rolling Basis
April 19: *Final program deadline Rolling Basis


Admissions Policies

  1. Each applicant may be considered for only one graduate business degree program per academic year.
  2. All applications (including supporting documents) must be submitted online.
  3. Each applicant is responsible for completing his/her own application and ensuring that the information and material submitted is truthful. Northeastern reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission made to any applicant whose work or any part of the application is found to be false or inauthentic.
  4. Each submitted application (along with supporting materials) becomes the property of Northeastern University and is nonreturnable.
  5. Because of the volume of applications, we are not able to provide feedback to candidates who are not offered admission.
  6. It is the responsibility of the applicant to assume the costs of verifying and/or authenticating any documents associated with the application.
  7. Interviews are available by invitation only.


Policy On Equal Opportunity

Northeastern University is committed to providing equal opportunity to students and employees, and to eliminating discrimination when it occurs. In furtherance of this commitment, Northeastern University strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, genetic information, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, and veteran or disability status. All forms of discrimination or harassment within the University community are unacceptable and will be sanctioned appropriately. Further, University policy and applicable law prohibit retaliation against those who, in good faith, bring or cooperate in the investigation of complaints of discrimination or harassment. The University’s nondiscrimination policies and related grievance procedures are available online and in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Inquiries regarding the University’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to:

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
125 Richards Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
P: 617.373.2133
F: 617.373.4146
E: diversity@northeastern.edu