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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

Earn your graduate accounting degree and complete the additional credits to qualify for the CPA exam with the master’s in Audit and Advisory Services. 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.

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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

Cindy Durtschi, professor of accountancy and MIS, received the American Accounting Association Innovation in Audit Education Award for a case she published in forensic accounting. One of her focuses is on developing forensic accounting cases which she uses in the classroom to engage students with business practices while building their knowledge base through research.

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.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

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

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