Accounting (MS) Admissions Requirements

As a graduate student at Castleton, you will experience the same transformative, relationship-based education that is the hallmark of the Castleton experience.

The Master of Science in Accounting program maintains a dedication to excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Castleton’s mission is to cultivate the knowledge, competence and preparation you need as an emerging professional in your field.

Your application will be complete when the Admissions Office has received the following:

__ A completed application and the $40 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and may be mailed to the Admissions Office in the form of a check or money order payable to Castleton University.

__ A candidate's statement (no more than two single spaced pages) addressing the following questions:

  1. What are your career aspirations?
  2. How will a degree in Master of Science in Accounting from Castleton University help you accomplish your career objectives?
  3. What contributions will your presence bring to the Castleton accounting program?
  4. How have your education and professional experiences thus far prepared you for graduate studies?

__ A current résumé.

__ Two current letters of recommendation from an advisor, employer, or faculty addressing the applicant’s scholarship and potential to be a professional accountant. The letters of recommendation must come directly from the persons providing the recommendations and can be submitted to:

__ Official final transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work directly from the issuing institution to the Castleton Admissions Office. Transcripts within the Vermont State College system from 2003 forward can be obtained by the Castleton Admissions Office.

__ GMAT Scores may be required. 


Prerequisites for admission to the MSA program are based on the background and previous training of the student. Students who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from Castleton University are likely to have completed all prerequisites. All students must be proficient with spreadsheet and word processing programs as well as use of the internet. We encourage students interested in the MSA program to discuss with an Accounting faculty member should you have further questions.