Take the First Step in Your Future Career Growth

To be eligble for our MS in Accounting program, you must have a bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent from an accredited institution or have completed 24 college credits in Accounting. Applicants who do not have a business degree or equivalent will be provisionally admitted until they have completed the following courses or equivalents with a grade of B- or better: ACCT 331, ACCT 332, ACCT 351 and ACCT 461.

The MSA Program is offered full-time in the classroom or part-time online.

Application Requirements

Application requirements for existing Mason undergraduate accounting students may vary. Early application is advised since enrollment is limited. Please do not submit any materials/documents prior to submitting an application.

  • Online application and application fee (Please note: The application for the part-time, online MS in Accounting is not yet available. If you are interested in that program, fill out our inquiry form.)
  • A current résumé
  • Official copies of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (mailed or sent electronically)
    • Official electronic transcripts can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Official transcripts can be mailed to:

      George Mason University
      MSA Admissions
      4400 University Drive, MS 5A2
      Fairfax, VA 22030

  • Official GMAT score or GRE score (GMAT or GRE waiver are considered on a case-by-case basis based on undergraduate institution and overall undergraduate GPA.  Please call an admissions adviser for more information at 703-993-1974)
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Two essays (questions listed below)
    • In no more than 750 words, tell us why you believe the Mason School of Business program you are applying to is the best fit for you?  Include information about your personal qualities, academic background, professional experience, and career goals.
    • If you could tell us about yourself in 25 words or less, what would you say? 


An interview is required for applicants for the full-time MSA program and is by invitation only. We will notify you if you have been selected to interview.

Your résumé, recommendations, career goals statement and professional essay must be uploaded and submitted with the online application. For additional information about the admissions process, including how to send GMAT or GRE scores and official transcripts, please click here.

No portion of the portfolio is weighted more than another; the admissions committee considers the entire application to ensure that they have a complete profile of a candidate’s professional and academic qualifications.

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




Main Campus
School of Business 
Enterprise Hall 
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Fairfax, VA 22030

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