The admission process takes place on-line through the Utah State University Graduate School and requires the following:
Generally, students may begin the MAcc any semester. The individual semester application deadlines are:
There are two ways in which students may be considered for admission into the Master of Accounting (MAcc): (1) Split-Form BA/MAcc admission process with no GMAT, and (2) Standard admission process with GMAT.
(1) Concurrent Bachelors/MAcc Admission with no GMAT
Students who meet the split form requirements and our own departmental requirements are eligible to apply for this option. The departmental minimum requirements are:
Option 1 Admission: (1) completed ACCT 3110 and either ACCT 3310 or ACCT 3410, with a grade of B+ or better, (2) have an overall GPA of 3.75, and (3) have at least 45 semester credits, no fewer than 30 of which can be earned at USU.
Option 2 Admission: (1) Completed ACCT 3110, ACCT 3120, ACCT 3310, and ACCT 3410, with a grade of B or better, (2) have an overall GPA of 3.5, and (3) have at least 45 semester credits, no fewer than 30 of which can be earned at USU.
(2) Standard Admission Requirements with GMAT required.
USU Students who do not meet the split-form requirements and transfer students must take the GMAT to apply. Candidates will be considered based on their demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate degree program as well as their performance on the GMAT exam. A minimum GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester credits of undergraduate work is required for consideration. The minimum undergraduate accounting core GPA must also be 3.0. To be considered the overall GMAT score must have no exam sections (verbal, quantitative, or total) scoring below the 40th percentile, with at least one section above the 50th percentile.
Letters of recommendation, professional experience, professional certification, and leadership are also considered in admission decisions. Admission into this program will be on a competitive basis and meeting the conditions of eligibility is no guarantee of admission. Students admitted in the concurrent program are expected to maintain an overall GPA of 3.5. USU accounting students may take graduate courses during their last semester of undergraduate study, provided prerequisite courses have been completed, they have been admitted into a graduate program, and a split form is approved by the dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
Candidates with the equivalent of a USU undergraduate degree in Accounting have completed all of the preparatory work for graduate study. Students with less than the equivalent of the undergraduate program are expected to make up the deficiencies. Prerequisite courses are listed below. The director of Graduate Accounting Programs will assist in necessary program scheduling.
Business Acumen courses can be completed by participating in the Accelerated Business Core (ABC). The Accelerated Business Core (ABC) at Utah State University is an intensive, one-semester (summer) course of study specially designed for non-business undergraduate degree holders who wish to pursue graduate degrees in business.
Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's degree program in accounting or business will need to complete additional course work before they can be admitted. Review the options for Applicants Without Accounting Bachelors Degree.