MAcc Program Admissions

Students applying for admission to the Master of Accountancy program must complete the Graduate School admission requirements (a graduate school application, application fee, send official transcripts) and the office of International Programs (TOEFL score). In addition, the following conditions must be met for admission to the Master of Accountancy program at UCA:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in Accounting from an accredited institution or a Baccalaureate degree in another subject including the 27 hours listed below:
    • Intermediate Accounting (6 hours)*
    • Cost Accounting (3 hours)*
    • Individual Taxation (3 hours)*
    • Accounting or Management Information Systems (3 hours)
    • Auditing (3 hours)*
    • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (6 hours)
    • Business Law (3 hours)
    • For a well-rounded business perspective and CPA eligibility, credit for courses in the following areas are recommended but not required: management, marketing, finance, and statistics.*Courses may have prerequisites not included on this list.
  2. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.70 or 3.00 in last 60 hours
  3. Accounting GPA of at least 2.70
    • Accounting GPA requirements may be waived for applicants with significant professional experience or accounting certifications.
  4. 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. Applicants who meet one of the following may be exempt from the GMAT/GRE:
    • Applicants who have completed and passed all parts of the CPA exam (must submit official copy of license from any state or, if not licensed, proof of successful completion of all four parts of the exam).
    • Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited* program or institution (including UCA) with an overall GPA of 3.2 or an Accounting GPA of 3.2.
    • Applicants who hold a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited* program or institution (including UCA).

      *“Accredited” may refer to business programs accredited by AACSB or EQUIS or institutions accredited by a regional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or other appropriate accrediting agency as determined by the UCA Graduate School and MAcc Program Coordinator).

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.

Concurrent Enrollment

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.