Please note: As of January 10, 2019, this certificate is no longer accepting applications. 

Professional Studies Certificate

The accounting certificate program provides a solid foundation, essential skills, and applied experience in an expertise in high demand across public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. The six-course curriculum covers essentials of financial accounting, resource management, business decision-making, and more.

Quick Facts




Total Tuition
(Fall & Spring Semester Courses Only)

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

ADAC 1081 

Financial Accounting
ADAC 3085  Managerial Cost Analysis             
ADAC 3083 Intermediate Accounting I
ADAC XXXX  Federal Taxation 
ADAC 3084  Intermediate Accounting II


Complete one of the following courses:

ADAC 4085 Intermediate Accounting III
ADAC 3500 
ADAC XXXX Nonprofit and Public Accounting
ADAC 3125 Financial Statement Analysis 


Application Information


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please mail application materials to:
Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467




Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Start Your Application

*Current Woods College degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. Declare your certificate here.

Academic Transcripts

Submit one of the following:

  • Official high school degree
  • Official GED
  • Official college/university transcript

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: $45

  • Check or money order payable to Boston College.
  • Please do not send cash.




Contact Claudia Pouravelis at with questions.