Students applying for admission to the Master of Accountancy program must complete a graduate school application, send official transcripts, and meet of exceed the following requirements:
- Baccalaureate degree including credit for the following 39 hours (UCA Accounting graduates automatically meet this requirement).
- Grade Point Average of 2.7, overall and in accounting courses
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 450, with minimum scores of 18 on the verbal component and 26 on the quantitative component
- An equivalent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test will be accepted.
- Students with a GPA of 3.0, overall and in accounting, from an AACSB accredited school, do not have to take the GMAT or GRE.
- 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,
When to Apply
The MAcc program can be started in any semester (fall, spring, or summer). Students may apply after completing the undergraduate degree or during their senior year of undergraduate work. 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.
UCA seniors in their last undergraduate semester may enroll in one or two graduate courses as an undergraduate to apply toward their MAcc degree. To take advantage of this opportunity, seniors must have (a) approval from the MAcc advisor, (b) completed the graduate school application, and (c) met all the requirements for admission except completion of the baccalaureate degree.