Admission to the MAcc Program

Admission to the Master of Accountancy degree program is based on the applicant’s undergraduate record and score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). For a MAcc brochure, visit the Accounting Department’s Publications Web page.

The admission requirements are outlined below:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in any subject from an accredited institution (see #6 if your degree is not in accounting)
  2. Cumulative undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or above; or a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours
  3. A minimum accounting major GPA of 2.7 or higher (not including principles; upper-division accounting courses only)
  4. Submission of a score of 450 or above on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with minimum scores of 18 on the verbal component and 26 on the quantitative component, OR
    submission of equivalent minimum scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  5. For students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL (Test of English as a Second Language) score of 550 on the paper version, 213 on the computerized version, or 79 on the iBT,
  6. If your bachelors degree is NOT in accounting, an applicant may be admitted by presenting a bachelors degree in another field and credit in the following undergraduate (or equivalent) courses (42 hours):
Course Hours
Intermediate Accounting 6
Cost Accounting 3
Individual Taxation 3
Auditing 3
Non-profit & Governmental Accounting 3
Microeconomics 3
Macroeconomics 3
Management 3
Marketing 3
Principles of Finance 3
Statistics 3
Business Law 3
Intro to Management Information Systems 3
Total 42


Admission Deadline

All application materials must be submitted to UCA at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which a student plans to attend.