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Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility and program details

Please note: The Professional Master’s Diploma in Accounting program will be delivered virtually until Jan. 30 out of concern for health and safety. President Mohamed Lachemi announces a measured approach to winter semester.

Incoming students will need to ensure that they have read through the COVID-19 vaccination policy and submit their proof of vaccination record or update their status as per the outlined policy. 

Ryerson requires all individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination to access campus or in-person university activities off campus.

The Professional’s Master’s Diploma Accounting is only open to graduates from the four-year Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, in the School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting major or Business Management, Accounting major.

This Master’s Diploma in Accounting is accredited by CPA Ontario and will allow students to fulfil the Core and Elective components of the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Upon successful completion of the program, students can move directly to the CPA PEP Capstone modules and, ultimately, write the National Common Final Examination (CFE).

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The Professional’s Master’s Diploma Accounting is closed to International applicants (study permit, student visa, or currently residing outside of Canada and not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident). An exception can be made for international applicants who are graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting at Ryerson and already have a valid study permit for the duration of the studies required. Please contact the program if you’re unsure of your eligibility.  

The classes for this program are scheduled during the day time over 4 months.

Application Process

The decision to make the Professional’s Master’s Diploma in Accounting part-time was made when the program was first established as it is only 1 term in length. Since it runs for only a semester, applicants apply to the program as part-time.


We recognize that pursuing a Professional Master’s Diploma is a significant financial investment and want to help ensure you are able to focus on your studies.

Please visit the Funding page to find out the available options.  

Professional Master’s Diploma students are not eligible for OSAP funding. Other funding options are available through AwardSpring.