2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Accelerated Master of Science in Accounting
The Argyros School offers a specialized Accelerated Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program for Chapman University undergraduates which enables students to begin taking MSA coursework during their senior year. The Accelerated Master of Science in Accounting is an accelerated MSA degree program. Students may take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework during the senior year which can be applied toward the 30 credits required for the MSA. Six graduate credits may be applied toward the 120 credits required for the bachelor's degree.
Requirements for the Accelerated Master of Science in Accounting are the same as those listed in the Master of Science in Accounting. The Accelerated Master of Science in Accounting program is open to undergraduate students who have completed the 18-credit prerequisites noted in the Master of Science in Accounting.
Students will focus on career preparation with assistance provided by Argyros Career Services.
Prospective students are encouraged to submit their application by the May 1 deadline for full consideration and first priority.
Admission to the program
Admission to the Chapman Accelerated MSA program is very competitive. Applicants are evaluated on academic performance, leadership potential, volunteer and internship experience and communication skills. Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements:
- Submit an application for admission in the spring of their junior year.
- Be enrolled as an accounting major at Chapman University and have completed 75 credits or more of undergraduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.
- Submit the contact information of two recommenders who are familiar with the applicant's academic or professional abilities.
- Complete a personal interview.