Admissions

When reviewing applications, we'll consider your:

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree are eligible to apply for the MSADA program.
  • Academic Record
    A grade point average of 3.2 and above is expected. The average GPA of students entering the MSADA program is 3.5.
  • GMAT/GRE Scores
    The Kelley MSADA program has no GMAT or GRE minimum score requirement. The admissions committee will review applications holistically and will take all application requirements into consideration. See if you qualify for a GMAT waiver. You may also qualify for an application fee waiver. Check by contacting acctgrad@indiana.edu. Current Kelley students are not required to submit test scores.
  • Resume
    You’re more than your GPA. We’ll look at your extracurricular activities, work history, volunteer projects, and military experience.
  • Personal Statement
    Share your career plans and how you think the MSADA program will help realize your goals—and demonstrate your written communication skills. The statement should be one to two pages—about 500–700 words.
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Provide information for two recommenders who know you academically and professionally.
  • Interviews
    Competitive applicants near Bloomington, Indiana, will be invited to campus for interviews. Applicants outside of the area will be interviewed in-person, via Skype, or over the phone.
  • TOEFL Score
    All applicants who are not U.S. citizens must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). We do not accept IELTS scores. Minimum TOEFL scores required: 105 on new iBT, 620 or above, 260 or better on machine-scored test. Our TOEFL code is 001324. Current Kelley students are not required to submit test scores.

New MSADA "W-internship" Option

Many top accounting firms hire interns during the busy spring season—and often recruit those interns for full-time jobs. To enable Kelley students to gain valuable work experience and take advantage of this recruiting opportunity, the Kelley MSADA program now offers a spring internship option during your undergraduate senior year.

  • Note: Students interested in taking advantage of this option should apply for the MSADA "W-internship" during their undergraduate junior year.
  • Which MSADA program is for you? Check out this comparison chart.

To learn more about the MSADA "W-internship" option, contact Graduate Accounting Programs at acctgrad@indiana.edu.


Opportunity is waiting for you at Kelley.

Application Deadlines

US undergraduates in their senior year:
May 1
(Kelley students are encouraged to apply in their junior year)

Non-US undergraduates:
December 1

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Invest in Your Future

By the time they graduate, more than 95% of our students have a job in their field—and command higher starting salaries.

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The Kelley Advantage

Graduate accounting students can take the six-week Becker FastPass CPA review course. With an MSADA pass rate of 97%, you’ll hit the ground running in your career.