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:

Online Application

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


You must list on your online application each institution of higher learning from which you have earned credit. You must also submit unofficial transcripts or academic records for each of these institutions. This includes partial or incomplete transcripts.

Unofficial Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts. There is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. If you are admitted, the University will then request official transcripts. Visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions.

International applicants should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. Review details about submitting international transcripts on the Graduate School website.

Official Transcripts

All transcripts and academic records uploaded to the online application are considered unofficial. You will only be asked to submit official transcripts or academic records if you are admitted. These must be submitted before you register and enroll at the University of Minnesota. If you have attended universities that issue official transcripts on request, you must have these materials sent to the Graduate School Admissions Office directly from the institution. An official, certified (signature and seal) English translation should be attached if the transcript is not in English.

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


The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is required when applying to the MAcc program. The GMAT must have been taken within five years of the application. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not an acceptable alternative to the GMAT. Waiver: Students who have been admitted to and complete their undergraduate degree at the Carlson School are not required to submit a GMAT score with their application.

There is no minimum GMAT score requirement.  Most admitted students score between 580-700.

Please report your GMAT score on your online application under Test Scores. Please request that your GMAT results be sent to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Master of Accountancy program at the Carlson School of Management. Results will automatically be made available to the MAcc program 10-15 days from your request. We cannot accept your paper copy of the GMAT score.

Take a Sample GMAT Test here >

Letters of Recommendation

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.

English Language Requirements - International Applicants

The TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS is generally required of all applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of U.S. citizenship status. Applicants who have completed 24 quarter credits/16 semester credits (within 24 months of the applicant’s proposed term of entry) in residence as a full-time student at a recognized institution of higher learning in the United States or other English-speaking country before entering the University of Minnesota are generally exempted from this requirement.

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.

Application Fee

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