Specialized Master's Programs


Welcome to the top 4.

APPLY NOWThere exists a short list of the best Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) and Master of Accounting (MACC) programs in the country. The MSA program at Notre Dame is on that list every year, and is known for its quality, rigor and focus on ethics.

But perhaps more relevant to your future and your career than an annual ranking are the following facts and figures:

  • For the past three years, the average placement rate for our graduates is 99% (within three months of graduation).
  • More than 80% of our graduates chose employment with the Big 4 accounting firms.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad in China or South America for two weeks during Interterm.
  • Through Interterm Intensives, you’ll partner with MBA students to consult and present to executives from companies ranging from Coca-Cola to GE to Whirlpool.
  • MSA students enjoy access to some of the best faculty in the country, all of whom are invested in their students’ success.

Admissions Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

  • An academic foundation in business and the required accounting courses.


Notre Dame’s historic campus in South Bend, Indiana


Classes are offered on a full-time, academic year basis.

Interterm Study Abroad

Each semester, you’ll have the chance to study abroad in China or South America during Notre Dame’s two-week International Interterm.

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Numbers tell a story

  • 3

    Notre Dame’s place on national alumni satisfaction surveys

  • 4

    Accountancy program's rank in the nation—The Public Accounting Report

  • 42

    The number of countries with active Notre Dame alumni clubs

  • 87

    Percentage of our MSA students hired by the Big Four

  • 100

    Percentage of our MSA students employed three months after graduation

  • 134,000+

    The number of active Notre Dame alumni worldwide

MSA Class of 2017 Profile

Total students 95
Mean GPA 3.6
GMAT middle 80% range 570 - 724
Mean age 22
Female students 41%
Minority students 16%
International students 21%