M.S. in Accounting 

Admission and Fees

The M.S. in Accounting (MSA) program is open to students of all educational backgrounds. You are not required to have professional work experience, but a four-year (undergraduate) college degree is required.

To apply, complete the online application at the URI Graduate School website

Application Requirements


  • Application fee (paid online with application) 
  • Personal statement
  • College transcripts from all institutions attended (international applicants must show equivalency to a US bachelor’s degree by an evaluation from WES or other translation company).
    —Official paper transcripts: Sent to: GradCAS Transcript Processing Center, PO Box 9217, Watertown, MA 02471
    —Unofficial electronic transcripts can be uploaded
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Certificate of Residency for RI residents or qualified regional applicants. All Residency forms and supporting documentation must be emailed as PDFs to the Graduate School at gradprocessing@etal.uri.edu
  • Official score report for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years. Please note: Prospective students should take the GMAT or GRE at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. The GMAT, in Rhode Island, is offered at Pearson Professional Centers in Warwick. The GRE, in Rhode Island, is offered at Prometric Test Center in Warwick. The code for URI is #3919. Eligible students can waive the GMAT, through the waiver program.
  • If English is not your native language, you’ll need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores (taken within the last two years). A minimum score of 91 for TOEFL under the new IBT-Internet Based Test or 575 under the paper based testing, and minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS is required. The URI Designated Institution Code for TOEFL is 3919.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Costs

All Veterans:
Veteran students may qualify for in-state tuition. Please refer to the RI state Residency Policy to determine eligibility.

Tuition Waivers: Unemployment, Senior Citizen, Disabled Veteran and RI National Guard Tuition Waivers are available for eligible Rhode Island residents. See waiver eligibility details or call 401.874.9500.

For all details on tuition, fees, financial aid and payment options, visit URI Enrollment Services.


For more information about the University of Rhode Island MS Accounting Program, please contact Cynthia Blanthorne.