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. Application requirements are listed below. Additional application information can be found on the Graduate School website.

The personal statement should cover topics such as why you are interested in accounting and the Master of Accountancy program, academic  and career goals, leadership & work experience if any, and anything you think would be helpful for the admission committee to know about you. It does not need to be longer than one page. 

The diversity statement should talk about how you would add diversity to the program and college. It does not need to be longer than one page.

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.

For electronic transcripts: use as the recipient.

For a hard copy transcript, use the following address:
Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455-0421

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

More information about Official Transcripts can be found here.

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required from persons qualified to evaluate your most recent work and potential for graduate study. These recommendations can be from any combination of academic and professional recommenders.

Please note that you personally do not need to solicit letters of recommendations. However, we do recommend that you contact them ahead of time and ask if they would be willing to provide a recommendation. In the online application, you simply provide their names and contact information and a link will be automatically routed to them via email for completion. When they submit their recommendation using that link, it will be uploaded into your application.

More information about recommendation letters including waiving your right to view recommendation letters can be found here.

International applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. Please note that the exam date should be within two years of graduate program start date. The requirement may be waived for applicants who have completed post-secondary coursework (16 semester credits or 24 quarter credits) in a designated country (i.e., United States; Canada, except Quebec; UK/Ireland) within two years of the program start date. View the details under Coursework.

Domestic applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency.

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)

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

Submit electronically via the online application. More information about the application fee is found on the Graduate School's 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 a virtual interview with the program director. The interview will be conducted via Zoom.

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