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)
  • International students only: TOEFL of 90 or IELTS of 7.0.
  • NOTE: UVM and St. Michael’s Accounting or Finance students with a GPA>3.2 are exempt from the GMAT.

Average GPA and GMAT scores for applicants admitted for the past three years are 3.3 and 616 respectively. Our average TOEFL is 94.

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 must complete the first six prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program. Students may complete Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2 as part of the MAcc program. This adds six (6) credits hours to the 30-hour program. Students choosing this option will complete the program in two years.

The class size for 2018-2019 is capped at 45 students. Completed applications are reviewed at the end of each month. Those seeking scholarships are encouraged to apply by January 30, 2018 to receive full consideration.

To help us review your completed application as soon as possible please read the following helpful hints.

Begin your online application by completing your personal information and statement. Ask three individuals (most often faculty members) if they are willing to be a reference for your application. You only need their names and contact information to apply. The automated system will email each person for their recommendation.

If you are currently taking classes, do not wait for final grades to submit your application. Doing so will only delay application review and consideration for the program. Include an unofficial transcript with your application. You will then need to submit an official transcript after you graduate or complete your coursework.

Make sure your test scores (GMAT, and TOEFL or IELTS if required) and other documentation are sent directly from the testing institute to the Graduate College.

Students should apply for summer (not fall) admission to allow the possibility of taking a summer MAcc class. Spring admission is only permitted for students who plan to spend at least three semesters in the program. Students who meet the prerequisite requirements can complete the MAcc program in one year. International students will likely require two years to complete the program. The capstone course must be completed in the final spring semester of study.