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Audit and Advisory Services (MSAA)
Audit & Advisory Services (MSAA)
Audit & Advisory Services (MSAA)

Take your audit & accounting career to the next level

If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting and want to take your career to the next level, the master's in Audit and Advisory Services is for you. 

In this program, you'll complete the additional credits needed to qualify for the CPA exam – and earn your graduate degree in the process. You’ll gain practical, advanced auditing skills to excel in a career in a public accounting firm or corporate internal audit department.

Become a financial data expert. Know what questions to ask and how to interpret the findings. Acquire sought-after skills in

  • Fraud and forensic accounting
  • Visualization techniques
  • Audit and internal audit tools
  • Data analytics
  • Information systems

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

This program is designed for students with a prior degree in accounting. Is your degree in a different field? Explore our master's in Accountancy.

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Dynamic connections to Chicago’s accounting community

Not only does our location place you in the heart of the city’s business and financial district, but our alumni form one of the largest accounting networks in Chicago. Top firms such as EY, Plante Moran, GT, Crowe Horwath and many others that surround our Loop Campus regularly hire our students.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 15 June 15
Winter December 1 October 15
Spring March 1 January 15
Summer June 1 April 15

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll take nine required courses and three business electives of your choice.

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of Audit & Advisory Services graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The median salary for Audit & Advisory Services graduates was $60,500.

Learn from award-winning faculty

Matthew Stern, Assistant Professor of Accountancy, received the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching award and Constantine "Gus" Economos Distinguished Teaching Award in 2023.  He teaches data mining and analytics in the MSAA program.  His current research interests including the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in accounting.  

Alumni Network

In addition to the wider group of Kellstadt alumni, the School of Accountancy & MIS alumni network reaches to the top ranks of corporations, public accounting firms, education and government. The alumni society, Ledger & Quill, is one of the largest accounting alumni groups in the nation.


Graduate school is an investment in your future, and Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year.

The giving society of the School of Accountancy & MIS gives approximately $25k annually to students pursuing their master’s in Accountancy, Taxation, or Audit and Advisory Services.

Additionally, DePaul and the Deloitte Foundation provide a limited number of full scholarships to MSAA students each year. And through a collaboration with the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics (MADA) program, scholarships funded by KPMG are available to MSAA program students.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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