University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

To be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee, applicants to the Master of Accountancy must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree
  • 2.75 (4.0 scale) overall GPA
  • 500 score on the GMAT (or the GRE equivalent)

Students graduating from academic institutions in non-English speaking countries must demonstrate their abilities in English. A minimum TOEFL score of 90 or a minimum iELTS score of 7 is required for admission.

Average GPA and GMAT scores for applicants admitted for fall 2014 are 3.46 and 632, respectively. Our average TOEFL is 95.

Students completing the accounting concentration at UVM who have achieved a 3.20 GPA or higher are exempt from the requirement to submit a GMAT score. However, the GMAT is still required if the student wishes to be considered for a graduate assistantship. Students should submit their completed application in the spring of their junior year or the fall of their senior year if they wish to apply to the accelerated MAcc program. The accelerated program allows students who will complete the 120 credit hours required for their undergraduate degree and who still have room in their schedule to take up to 9 graduate credits during their last undergraduate semester. Students who are considering this option should consult with either the Graduate Program Coordinator or the MAcc Program Director prior to submitting their application.

Next steps? The Graduate College offers detailed instructions on the application process. Ready to apply? Start the application process.

Applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee on or before November 15, February 15 and March 20. Applicants desiring full consideration should submit their completed applications well in advance of these dates. Applicants submitting their materials after March 20 will be considered only on a space-available basis.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Mathematics
  • Macro Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting 1
  • Intermediate Accounting 2

Students with undergraduate business degrees have likely completed most of the 8 prerequisite requirements. All applicants should complete the first six prerequisite courses prior to applying to the program.

Students who meet the prerequisite requirements can complete the MAcc program in one year. Spring admission is only permitted for students who plan to spend at least three semesters in the program. International students will likely require two years to complete the program. The capstone course must be completed in the final spring semester of study.

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