Colorado Christian University
Master's in Accounting Requirements for Admission

Master's in Accounting Requirements for Admission

Admission to the M.S. in Accounting Program

Admission to the Master of Science in Accounting program at Colorado Christian University is selective and requires an undergraduate degree in accounting or an equivalent degree.

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of character. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is also important.

All of the various program requirements are listed out below:

  • Complete the graduate admission application online (including essay, transcripts, and application fee).
  • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester. CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.
  • Complete any needed prerequisite courses. Review the M.S. in Accounting prerequisites prior to application submission.
  • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information as deemed necessary to make a selection decision.

Application Deadlines

You can enter the Master's in Accounting program at multiple points in the academic year. You should complete the admission process as early as possible so you will have adequate time to work with an advisor and qualify for financial aid.

Prerequisite Coursework

All applicants to CCU's M.S. in Accounting program are required to have an undergraduate finance or equivalent finance course or ACC 320A Financial Statement Analysis (prerequisite for FIN 501 – Financial Foundations).

Review the master's in Accounting prerequisites prior to application submission.

To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to AdmissionsSupport@securemail.ccu.edu or mail to:

Colorado Christian University
Attn: Service Central – CAGS Transcripts
215 Union Blvd, Suite 600
Lakewood, CO 80228

International Applicants

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you are considered an international student. Learn more about whether or not you'll be required to submit TOEFL scores, and find additional information on our International Students page.


State Exclusions for Online Students

The College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with the exception of the following program-specific state exclusions:

  • CAGS does not offer Educator Licensure or Non-Licensure (Undergraduate or Graduate) courses to online students who reside in Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, or Kentucky.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Arts in Counseling courses to online students who reside in Delaware.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

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