Applications for Fall 2019 will be accepted beginning October 1, 2018
Priority application deadline - February 1, 2019
Final application deadline - April 1, 2019
MS Accounting Application Details
- Application Deadline
- Application Requirements
- Program Costs
Applications are accepted from October 1 through April 1. All applications and supplemental items must be received by April 1.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and you are encouraged to submit your materials as soon as possible.
We accept applications for fall quarter admission only.
The MSA program accepts applications only from individuals whose bachelor’s degree is from an accredited U.S. institution.
A list of helpful hints for completing the online application can be found HERE.
Prior to the program start date, an applicant must have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association.
A minimum GPA of 2.5, on a 4-point scale, in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units is required to apply.
Meeting the minimum may not be sufficient to obtain admission. The program is competitive and most successful applicants will have a GPA above 3.0.
Applicants must have completed 8 quarter units (or 6-8 semester credits) in intermediate-level financing accounting, and 4 quarter units (or 3 semester credits) in Federal taxation.
Financial accounting topics must include comprehensive coverage of all financial statements (including the Statement of Cash Flows), current and non-current assets (including intangible assets and investments), current liabilities, time value of money, long-term notes and bonds, stockholders’ equity, and revenue recognition.
The application is completed and submitted via the Cal State Apply web site. A non-refundable fee of $55 (USD) is required.
On Cal State Apply you will submit each of the required items listed below:
Statement of purpose:
Summarize your career objectives, experience and reason for interest in this degree program
A resume including education, employment, extracurricular/community activities, publications, if any, and memberships
Letter of recommendation:
Two (2) confidential letters from a professor or manager/supervisor
Either GRE or GMAT score are accepted. Official score reports must be sent to institution code 4038.
Copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities are to be uploaded onto the application.
In addition, official transcripts need to be mailed to:
Cal Poly Admissions Office
1 Grand AVE
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0031
Cal Poly will accept transcripts received via Parchment. If your school is registered with Parchment, please select Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as your institution and your transcripts will be sent directly to us.
If your institution provides certified electronic transcripts through a provider other than Parchment, please have those transcripts sent directly from your institution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Official transcripts are not needed from students who received their undergraduate degree from Cal Poly and have not attended any other colleges or universities since their graduation from Cal Poly.
The table below outlines program costs for academic year 2018-2019, excluding books, room and board, and other personal expenses. Fees are estimates and are subject to change.
Tuition & Registration Fees
University Union Fee*
Health Services Fee*
* Access to the Recreation Center and Health Center begins Fall Quarter.
Oct 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2019
Apr 1, 2019
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