Apply Yourself, Advance Your Career

The Kelley graduate accounting programs can help you advance your career to the C-suite. When you’re ready to make a big career move, we hope you will apply for the MS in Accounting or the MS in Taxation.

Neither accounting program requires an accounting or business background—or any work experience in accounting, business, or taxation. You may apply to the Kelley Indianapolis graduate accounting programs after completing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Application Deadlines

We admit qualified students all year long, part time and full time. That means you don’t have to wait until the fall to unlock new career opportunities.

  • April 15 for summer admission
  • August 1 for fall admission (June 1 for international students)
  • December 1 for spring admission (October 1 for international students)


To ensure your success, you may be required to take courses before you begin the MSA or MST programs. 

Application Process

The following process is for domestic students only. We have different application procedures for international applications.


  1. Complete and submit the online application for the Indiana University Graduate School.
    All students must submit an application to the graduate school. You are NOT required to complete all sections of the application; however, the following sections MUST be completed:
    • Personal information
    • Education history
    • Test scores
    • Educational objectives (Please note: Kelley School of Business is listed alphabetically under Kelley rather than business.)
    • Work experience 
    A nonrefundable application fee of $60 must be paid when you submit your application. You may pay the fee with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card.


  1. Email your résumé to Ija7JUnR`.4@XB+tG]#[1^D{.3_iJ~!2BKlY9.

GMAT or GRE Scores

  1. Submit your Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)  results to Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis - Masters in Accounting, Kelley Indianapolis, IN, USA or Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis - Masters in Taxation, Kelley.  

    You may schedule the GMAT or GRE online. Scores are mailed about two weeks after testing. You may find more information about the tests on the GMAT website or GRE website. Your score is valid indefinitely.

    U.S. residents (including foreign students who live in the U.S.) may be granted conditional acceptance for one semester during which you may take prerequisites and/or graduate courses. However, if you receive conditional acceptance, you are not allowed to register for a second semester containing 500-level courses until an acceptable GMAT or GRE score is received. 

Official Transcripts and Letters of Recommendations

  1. Mail your official transcripts and two letters of recommendation (PDF) to:

    Kelley School of Business Indianapolis
    Graduate Accounting Programs
    801 W. Michigan Street, BS 3024
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-5151

If you have questions about these instructions or the online applications, please call (317) 278-3885 or email  Ija7JUnR`.4@XB+tG]#[1^D{.3_iJ~!2BKlY9.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. It takes about two weeks for a decision to be made.

Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, complete the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 and the loan application at the university's Office of Student Financial Aid Services.