MAcc Admission Eligibility Requirements

  • 4 year bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Competitive GMAT score
    • GMAT / GRE waivers are available for qualified applicants. Please visit the "Applications and Supporting Materials" section below for more details. 
  • Completion of prerequisite courses

International applicants must also meet the following requirements:


The following prerequisite courses should be completed prior to starting the MAcc program and may be satisfied by taking comparable courses at an acceptable accredited institution. All prerequisites must be taken at an institution that teaches United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).


Application Deadlines

March 1: Fall Admission Initial Deadline and GTA Deadline
March 27: Summer Admission (for those needing to complete prerequisites)
May 15: Fall Admission (International Students)
August 1: Fall Admission Final Deadline
September 27: Spring Admission (International)
October 1: Spring Admission Initial Deadline and GTA Deadline
December 15: Spring Admission Final Deadline

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Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 200) Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACCT 210)
Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT 400A) Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 400B)
Principles of Federal Taxation (ACCT 420)  

Applications and Supporting Materials

Applicants are reviewed by the School of Accountancy based upon their whole application. After a review of an applicant's profile a recommendation decision is submitted to the Graduate College. The Graduate College then reviews the application and submits a final admission decision to the applicant. Please note your admission is not official until you receive notification from the Graduate College.

A completed MAcc application includes :

  • Graduate College Application
    The UA Graduate College requires a fee to submit your application.
  • Unofficial transcripts 
    Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended are required for your online application.
    • Note: Official transcripts will be requested by the UA Graduate College after admission.  No official transcripts are required for the application.
  • GMAT score
    • The UA Institution Code is 4832.
    • Note: There is no minimum score requirement for the GMAT. However, on average, applicants accepted into the program score between 500 and 700. 
  • A GMAT is required for all applicants who do not meet the waiver discussed below.
  • Acceptable English proficiency test score (international applicants only)
  • One Letter of Recommendation

GMAT & Letter of Recommendation Waiver Qualifications

If you are a student majoring in accounting at the University of Arizona (UA), Arizona State University (ASU) or Northern Arizona University (NAU) or if you have earned your degree in accounting at UA, ASU or NAU within the last four years you may qualify for a GMAT & Letter of Recommendation Waiver.  Students that have completed the Summer Accounting Emphasis Program at UA may also qualify for the waiver.

Criteria for Waiver: 

  1. The student is no more than one semester away from earning their undergraduate degree in accounting (or a non-Acct degree but has completed the UA Summer Accounting Emphasis Program) from UA , ASU or NAU or has earned their accounting degree from UA, ASU or NAU within the last four years AND 
  2. The student achieved an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher, including courses taken at all institutions attended and an upper division accounting GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time the application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

If you meet the following criteria above, you will not need to submit the following materials:

  • GMAT score
  • Letter of recommendation

GMAT Only Waiver: 

For other applicants, a waiver for the GMAT may be requested if you meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university AND
  • A major in Business, Math, Statistics, or another STEM-designated program

Please note, you will still need to submit a letter of recommendation if you meet this GMAT waiver criteria.

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You’ve heard the “why.” If you think you’re a good fit, it’s time for the “how.” Let’s get you on the road to your Eller MAcc. Contact us or begin your application now:

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