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Bertolon School of Business

Graduate Application Process


Apply: Master of Science (MS) in Accounting

Required Materials


Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.

GMAT/GRE waivers

GMAT/GRE waivers may be waived in the following instances. Please contact the graduate program coordinator, Lisa Chen, PhD, for clarification on GMAT/GRE waivers.

If you qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver, submit documentation to

Category Details
Hold a master's degree or higher from an accredited institution Degree must be in a specialized business related field, economics, law or in a discipline involving a significant quantitative component (such as engineering, science or statistics)
Examination or certification Passed at least one section of the CPA examination, or level one of the CFA examination, or the CMA examination, or the CFP examination, or holds the CFM certification

Earned an accumulated undergraduate GPA at one of the following categories:

1. From an AACSB accredited school - at least 3.0

2. From an non-AACSB accredited school - at least 3.5

3. From Salem State University, a GPA of a 3.0 in:

  •  BS in Business Administration, or
  • the undergraduate Accounting certificate, or
  • Prerequisites and foundation courses for the MS in Accounting

*Please note the Bertolon School of Business reserves the right to request GMAT/GRE scores from an applicant even if these conditions are met.


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