Academic Qualifications
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • GMAT score of 500 or higher or equivalent GRE score – the GRE conversion tool can be found here.
    Applicants who have already completed a master’s degree will have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived.
  • Additional requirements for international students.

Application Materials
The following documents are required to complete your application for review:

  • Application – apply online.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Official GMAT (no code required) or GRE (code 1342) scores.
  • Personal Goals Statement – an essay titled, “Graduate business education: Enabling me to achieve my personal goals and become a leader.”
  • Current resume.
  • A letter of recommendation commenting on your academic achievements, managerial capabilities, and potential in a graduate business program. The recommendation letter should be sent to the Boler School of Business Dean’s office accompanied by the Official Recommendation Form.

Application Deadline
Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. A complete application package must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the start of the academic term. 


  • Tuition (per credit hour): $855
  • Additional fees are listed in the John Carroll University Graduate Program Bulletin.
  • Tuition and fees are subject to change.


  • The James C. Boland, EY Fellowship
  • William J. Cenker Fellowship
  • George G. Goodrich Fellowship
  • Raymond E. Smiley Fellowship

These fellowships are open to students who will have completed an undergraduate degree in Accounting, and will have been admitted to the MS in Accountancy or the 5th Year MBA program (focusing on accounting).  Fellowships are competitive with the primary emphasis on academic performance. The recipients, determined by the Graduate Programs Committee, receive a full tuition waiver for the graduate courses needed for the MS in Accountancy or 5th Year MBA degree.

Graduate Assistantships
A limited number of graduate and athletic assistantships in both academic and non-academic departments provide a tuition waiver and stipend upon selection. For more information and application instructions, click here.

John Carroll University accounting graduates receive a 25% reduction in tuition for four semesters following graduation if enrolled in the MS in Accountancy program.

Accountancy students will receive a $5,000 scholarship upon completion of a graduate-level accounting course level 560 or higher.

Accountancy students are also eligible for a GMAT scholarship as listed below:

  • GMAT score 550-600                         $2,000
  • GMAT score 610-650                         $3,000
  • GMAT score greater than 650            $4,000

Accountancy students are also eligible for a scholarship based on their GPA in 300-level and above accounting courses (minimum of seven, excluding principles courses) at the following levels:

  • Accounting GPA 3.00-3.29                  $2,000
  • Accounting GPA 3.30-3.69                  $3,000
  • Accounting GPA 3.70-3.90                  $4,000
  • Accounting GPA over 3.90                  $5,000

Those interested in accountancy scholarships need to complete an application. Apply for a scholarship. For more information on these awards, contact Kristopher Tibbs at

Financial Aid
Application for need-based financial aid is distinct from application for program admission. To apply for financial aid, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the appropriate academic year must be submitted to the Federal Processing Center. Applicants may also quality for Stafford Loans. You must be accepted to the program before any loan will be awarded for the spring or fall semester, and you must be registered for at least three credit hours per semester to be eligible for the Stafford Loan. Contact Financial Aid at 216.397.4248 for more information.

Further information about student aid is available online: