Admission Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Accountancy Program. All materials are submitted electronically through the online application system. Admission decisions are communicated to applicants through the online application system.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall start: February 1 priority, followed by rolling admission
  • Spring start: October 1 priority, followed by rolling admission
  • Summer start: February 1 priority, followed by rolling admission

Application Requirements

All MAcc applicants must complete the online application. The application can be saved and continued later. Your application is complete when you have completed and/or uploaded the following items:

Submit a completed application. The MAcc Program requires students to submit essays for statements 1 - Personal Statement and 2 - Diversity Statement (not to exceed one page per essay). Additional application information can be found on the Graduate School website.

List each institution of higher learning from which you have earned credit in your application.

Unofficial Transcripts

When applying for admission, upload unofficial transcripts/academic records/credentials for all post-secondary (college/University) institutions you have attended. This includes incomplete or partial academic records. Visit the Graduate School website for additional information.

International credentials much include both the original language document and an English translation. Include original language diplomas if a degree was conferred.

Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts. There is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review.  

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts/academic records are required after you are admitted to a graduate program. At the time of admission, you will receive a list of the specific credentials we require from you. These must be submitted before you register at the University of Minnesota. All transcripts and academic records uploaded to the online application are considered unofficial.

It is your responsibility to request official transcripts/credentials from the original institution. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the University from the issuing institution. Do NOT send official transcripts to yourself first.

Use the following address:
Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455-0421

For electronic transcripts: use as the recipient.

The University of Minnesota reserves the right to require the submission of official transcripts or credentials any time during the admission review process.

GMAT score is required for admission. The GMAT must have been taken within five years of the application. Request that your GMAT results be sent to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Master of Accountancy program. Results will automatically be made available to the MAcc program 10-15 days after the test. We cannot accept your copy of the GMAT score.

The required submission of a GMAT score will be waived for students who have been admitted to and completed their undergraduate degree at the Carlson School.

Most admitted students score between 550-650.

Take a Sample GMAT Test

Three letters of recommendation are required from persons qualified to evaluate your most recent work and potential for graduate study. Letters of recommendation should be submitted online by your recommenders. Follow the instructions found in your online application for admission. We cannot accept recommendation letters mailed or faxed to our office.

The minimum score requirements for admission are:

  • TOEFL iBT: 79 (with section scores of 21 on writing and 19 on reading)
  • IELTS: 6.5 (with section scores of 6.5 in both reading and writing)
  • MELAB: 80

For more information on English language proficiency and how to submit test scores, visit the Graduate School website.

After your application has been evaluated and a decision is made to recommend you to the next stage of the admission process, you will be contacted by the MAcc program office to schedule an in-person interview with the program director. If you are not living in the Twin Cities or surrounding area, the interview will be conducted via Skype.

Submit electronically via the online application. More information about the application fee is found on the Graduate School's website.

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