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        What We Look For

        The School of Accountancy Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach when reviewing applications. Preferred credentials for MAcc enrollment include:

        • Impeccable character and reputation
        • Competitive quantitative credentials:
          • Overall GPA (Average: 3.60)
          • ACCT GPA (Average: 3.60)
          • Upper-level ACCT GPA (Average: 3.60)
          • GMAT Score (Average: 600)
        • Quality and relevant internship experience
        • Applicants from AACSB-accredited programs

        Applications are accepted for summer and fall enrollment. We strongly recommend you enroll for the summer semester; this way, you’ll have time to complete any necessary prerequisites that are tested on the CPA Exam during the final spring semester of the program. 


        To apply for the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program, you must first

        • Hold a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution 
        • Have completed the Business and Accounting Foundation prerequisites (see below)
        • Business Foundation
          • Microeconomics
          • Macroeconomics
          • Principles of Financial Accounting
          • Business Analytics I
          • Business Analytics II
          • Business Law
          • Principles of Management
          • Principles of Marketing
          • Principles of Finance
        • Accounting Foundation
          • Intermediate Accounting I
          • Intermediate Accounting II
          • Cost Accounting
          • Accounting Information Systems
          • Accounting Analytics *
          • Auditing
          • Income Tax I
          • Income Tax II *+
          • Advanced Business Law *+
          • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting *+


          * Required for Auburn Applicants
          + Non-Auburn applicants must have taken at least one of these courses at the undergraduate level

        How to Apply

        We have two separate due dates for specific application materials. Follow the instructions below, making sure to note when each item is due.

        Application Materials Due by November 1:

        • Complete and submit the online Graduate School Application ($60 fee for domestic applicants), which requires
          • A one-page résumé that reflects past activities/employment AND your prospective spring or summer internship
          • A one-page, double-spaced statement of purpose describing why you should be admitted to the Auburn University Master of Accountancy program
          • The names and contact information for three references—two must be former accounting professors who hold a PhD, and the third may be from a professor, former employer, etc.
          • Unofficial transcripts from every institution attended*
        • International candidates who have completed the undergraduate accounting prerequisites at a U.S. institution but do not hold a U.S. degree must submit a TOEFL score with his or her application

        *Official transcripts will be required after you graduate if you are accepted into the Master of Accountancy program.

        Application Materials Due by January 1:

        • Three letters of recommendation completed by the three references listed in your online application
        • Official GMAT score (optional but recommended for Auburn undergraduates)

        Selection Process

        If you are invited to the next round, you will be required to interview with the MAcc Program Administration. We make admissions decisions in January after fall semester grades are posted.

        Contact Us

        Andee Hodo

        Andee Hodo

        Director, Graduate and Online Programs

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