Take an Important Step in Your Future Career Growth

Explore the challenges and opportunities that Mason’s MS in Accounting program has to offer. The MSA program is designed for recent baccalaureate graduates seeking to advance their career potential and also meet the academic requirements necessary to take the Virginia CPA examination. The MSA is offered as a full time only program.

Please do not submit any material prior to submitting an online application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent. Applicants who do not have an Accounting major or equivalent will be provisionally admitted until they have completed the following courses or equivalents with a grade of a B- or better:  ACCT 331, ACCT 332, ACCT 351, and ACCT 461.
  • GMAT or GRE test (Waived only if the applicant has passed the United States CPA Examination.)



MSA (Fall)

January 15* March 1 April 1

MSA (Fall)


March 15** May 1 June 1

MSA (Fall)


May 1 June 15 July 1




October 15 November 20 December 10

*International applicants **Scholarship consideration

We request that an applicant not submit any documents to the program prior to submitting their application. Please send the documents only after one has applied.

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline to be considered for that round.  If materials are received after the deadline, your application will be considered in the next decision date.

Students who apply by the March 15 deadline have the option of taking one class in the summer semester upon approval of the admissions committee.

The Deposit due date is when admitted applicants need to notify the Mason MBA Programs of their decision.

George Mason University School of Management

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Management is one of only 10 percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.





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

AACSB Accreditation