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.
- 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
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:
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.
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/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 email@example.com as the recipient.
For a hard copy transcript, use the following address:
University of Minnesota
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.
A 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.
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.
Applicants whose first language is not English 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 in some English speaking countries. View the details under Coursework.
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.
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.