Students may enter the program at either of two levels: current MSU Denver undergraduate (3+2 program), or with a completed bachelor’s degree (4+1 program).
- Admission Policy for the 3+2 program: Currently matriculating MSU Denver undergraduate students may apply to the master’s program during completion of their second semester junior year, after completion of at least Intermediate Accounting I (ACC 3510) and Income Taxation (ACC 3090).
Once admitted, a student may enroll in undergraduate and graduate courses – subject to prerequisite limitations.
Until they accumulate 132 total credit hours, 3+2 students will be classified as undergraduates for financial aid, tuition, and COF purposes (COF applies to courses numbered 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 only). No more than 6 credit hours of master’s level courses may count toward an undergraduate degree for students in the 3+2 program. Upon successful completion of the joint programs, the student may receive both degrees, B.S. and MPAcc, during commencement.
- Admission Policy for the 4+1 program: Requirements include holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college. Admission is competitive and designed to identify those applicants who have the ability, interest, and maturity to manage the rigors of the MPAcc as well as potential for future professional growth. The graduate program coordinator in consultation with the MPAcc admissions committee will consider all aspects of an applicant’s background.
Students are expected to complete prerequisite courses for the graduate program courses, as needed.