Master of Science in Accountancy


The M.S. in Accountancy program at the University of Notre Dame is one of the nation’s premier master’s programs. We are blessed with applicants who have been successful in their undergraduate studies, have demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities, and who possess outstanding personal characteristics. We cherish the individual contributions made by each student to the overall experience of our entire class, whether inside or outside the classroom. Part of that enrichment is the diversity in background and experiences that each student brings to Notre Dame. Therefore, the M.S. in Accountancy Scholarship program considers both the strength of the application and each applicant’s ability to further the diversity initiatives of the program and the accountancy profession.

The scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, work and internship experience, honors, performance on standardized tests, leadership potential, letters of recommendation, and each applicant’s personal statement. The personal statement should include as many of the following components as apply:

  •  Significant life experiences and/or challenges overcome
  •  Ethnicity/cultural heritage
  •  Educational attainment of parents and grandparents (i.e., whether you are a first-generation college student)
  •  Unique background or special talents
  •  Community service
  •  Goals and achievements
  •  How past leadership experiences have prepared you for active involvement in the University of Notre Dame M.S. in Accountancy program.

Once the M.S. in Accountancy program receives a completed application, decisions regarding admission and scholarship will be made on a rolling basis. The average scholarship granted in recent years was $16,000 - $17,000 with several exceeding $30,000.



National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Scholarships 

The American Woman’s Society of CPAs Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund/ALPFA  



The University of Notre Dame is pleased to be participating in the new GI Bill known as the Yellow Ribbon Program. The legislation enacted by Congress authorized significant benefits to eligible US military veterans with honorable discharges who served on active duty after September 11, 2001, for at least 36 months. 

The M.S. in Accountancy program will cover $4,000 of tuition and mandatory fees required to be paid by all students for attendance. This amount will be credited towards the qualifying student’s tuition account and distributed equally between the two semesters of the program. If the eligible veteran does receive Yellow Ribbon scholarship assistance, the Veterans Administration will match the University’s award dollar for dollar up to a combination of benefits and scholarships not to exceed the total of tuition and mandatory fees.

Questions regarding the eligibility of a veteran for Yellow Ribbon benefits should be directed to VA regional office in Indianapolis (317-916-3684) or to the veterans VA regional office in his/her home state of residence. General questions regarding the University of Notre Dame’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at the University (574-631-6445).


After an MSA applicant has been accepted into the program and received notification regarding a scholarship award, he or she can then contact the Office of Financial Aid office at the University of Notre Dame ( or for further loan information. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official application for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame. The Office of Financial Aid is also responsible for loan and student employment opportunities on campus.

Master of Science in Accountancy Dean’s Distinguished Fellowships

All Notre Dame MSA applicants are eligible to apply for a Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship during the program application process. Recipients of the Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship receive a full-tuition fellowship and an additional award for non-tuition program expenses by way of a graduate assistant position, which comes with a stipend.

Three Dean’s Distinguished Fellowships may be awarded each academic year to students who exhibit superior merit and who demonstrate a commitment to furthering the University’s mission to develop leaders who forge ahead with integrity, who foster effective organizations, and leaders who consider the greater good.

The criteria for selection of a fellowship award may include leadership traits, personal background, academic or extracurricular achievement, work/internship experience, or commitment to serving or working with historically underserved or underprivileged populations.

Since a fellowship evaluation is completed in conjunction with the admissions decision (with no extra paperwork required), a candidate only needs to apply to the program to be considered.