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The next cohort starts Fall 2020.

Admission is competitive.

COVID-19 Announcement

Gies College of Business is committed to removing barriers and delivering life-changing access to business education. This is the foundation of our online programs, which can be accessed anywhere by anyone. As the market and economy respond to the COVID-19 epidemic, we recognize that many of our applicants may be experiencing financial burden or uncertainty.

For that reason, we have:

  1. Removed the application fee and enrollment deposit for all Fall 2020 applications. You can apply now with NO upfront cost.
  2. Extended our deadlines from the 1st of the month to the 15th of each month to allow you more time to prepare your materials.

Application Deadlines

You can start the iMSA in August and January of each year.

Applications for Fall 2020 Deadline

Priority 2 Deadline: March 1, 2020

Priority 2 Benefits

  • No app fee
  • Early connection with advisor
  • Possible early degree start in May

Priority 3 Deadline: April 15, 2020

Priority 3 Benefits

  • No app fee
  • Early connection with advisor
  • Possible early non-degree start in May

Priority 4 Deadline: May 15, 2020

Priority 4 Benefits

  • Full consideration for degree program
  • Early connection with advisor

Final Deadline: June 15, 2020

Final Deadline Info

  • Full consideration for degree program

Applications to the iMSA utilize a main University of Illinois online form. But candidates for admission are reviewed and decisions are made by the iMSA team. You can contact us any time if you have questions, get stuck, or otherwise want to discuss your application.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Go to the University of Illinois’ Graduate College Admissions website
  2. Create an account to start a new application.
  3. Select Accountancy MS (online)–iMSA as the degree.

We are here to help you every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help. You may also find these application instructions and FAQs helpful.

Application Materials

The iMSA application consists of several items.  Please carefully review the application checklist before you start the online application. Unless specified otherwise, please upload all application checklist items as part of the online application. We recommend that you log on to your on-line application periodically to check on the status of your application. You don’t have to upload all materials at once. You can start your application and then return to it later to add additional materials.

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