Program

November 30th is the deadline to apply, 17 months prior to the program start date.

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.P.Acc.2 years

Our M.P.Acc. program is a graduate level accounting program that also serves as an alternative route for students seeking a CPA designation in Canada. It is an applied, competency based program consisting of twelve courses taken over two consecutive summers and is accredited by the CPA Western School of Business.

Students that take part in the M.P.Acc. program gain advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program and will be exempt from the first five modules. All of the competencies found in the CPA Competency Map will be addressed and examined through the lens of a graduate level education.

We are the only university in Western Canada to be accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and our past graduates have a first time pass rate for the Common Final Examination (CFE) exceeding 90%.

Tuition

Program Canadian International
Master of Professional Accounting $21,500.00 $32,250.00

Tuition fee is for the full program, even if the program is taken over multiple years.

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

Master of Professional Accounting

  • Four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized college or university, or equivalent
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent)in the last two years of study (ie. 60 credit units)
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English
  • Adequate preparation in Canadian Accounting principles as demonstrated by successful completion of the appropriate university level prerequisites courses as designated by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants for entrance into their Professional Education Program

Students who have at least four months of work experience as an articling student or in a similar position will be given preference. Work experience provides a practical framework that enhances the student's ability to understand and critically assess the subject matter considered in the MPAcc program.

Application process

Submit an online application

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS. Once you begin an application, choose the following application form in the system:

  • Graduate (A) MPAcc Program

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of three referees
  • Your educational history from all post-seondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will be not be processed until payment is received.

Submitting required documents

Once you've completed an online application you will need to have the following documents submitted:

Although these documents may be submitted after the application deadline, they should be received by our office no later than November 30th to ensure timely assessment of your application.

Preliminary Statement of Marks

  • Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
  • The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
  • All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
  • Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.

Uploading documents

Post-secondary Transcripts

If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

  • Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.

For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:

  • It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
  • Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
  • Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.

Uploading documents

If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room C180, 105 Administration Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2

  • Your CV/Resume should be a one or two page concise summary of your skills, experience and education.
  • A CV/Resume is essentially your full academic and professional profile. It should include a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honours, affiliations and other details.
  • Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of their CV/Resume.

You need to complete a Supplemental application form. Save it as a PDF and upload it.

Contact

Edwards MPAcc
25 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A7

Office Administrator
Email: mpacc@edwards.usask.ca