MAcc Admission Requirements

Online Drop-In Office Hours

Have a quick 15 min. question? Our admission team is available for questions during online drop-in office hours. Click the link below to join our Zoom meeting room. (Mountain time)

Online drop-in hours:

Monday: 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 – 11 a.m.

Out of Office Hours:  Drop-in office hours will be unavailable Dec. 23, 26, and 30 and Jan. 2, 2023.

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MAcc Application Components

The applications for spring, summer and fall open on August 1st of each year. While you can apply to the program early in August, the Office of Graduate Admissions completes transcript evaluations in a particular order. A transcript evaluation is one of the admission requirements for the program and is used to confirm you have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Here are the transcript processing timelines:

  • Spring Start: August – December
  • Summer Start: January – April
  • Fall Start: January- July

Applicants are encouraged to complete their program application at least two weeks prior to the regular admission period deadline (see Admission Deadlines for details). Please take the time to read through each admission requirement, so that you are prepared to complete the program application.
The The University of Utah Residency Office determines residency status for tuition purposes. Please take the time to complete the questions pertaining to residency on the program application. You may contact the Residency Office with questions about your residency status.
Once your application is complete, it will be included in the bi-weekly committee review for an official admission decision. We define a completed application as submission of your application, a completed transcript evaluation, and both letters of recommendation received.

The David Eccles School of Business seeks candidates who are professional and ethical. These behaviors are considered when making admission decisions. Candidates are expected to demonstrate professional and ethical conduct and disposition in their interactions with program staff, fellow students, and faculty.

  • The University of Utah requires you to have completed a four-year degree from an institution that is regionally accredited or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in your country.
  • To be considered for the MAcc program, you must have a four-year degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited institution in the United States.
  • A three-year bachelor’s degree is not accepted.
  • International applicants, please review International Graduate Admission Standards.

The University of Utah requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

For Fall 2023, we can now accept third-party course-by-course transcript evaluations from these NACES members: If you have a copy of your course-by course evaluation, please email it to

English language proficiency is required. International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency and the ability to contribute to classroom discussion and interact with faculty and peers. Click here for more info and to find a list of countries where English proficiency may not be required.

Applicants should note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. Those who score below the minimums must schedule to re-take the exam well before the international final deadline. The University of Utah reserves the right to request additional proof of English proficiency from an applicant. Applicants may be required to complete a video interview.

The MAcc program minimum score requirements are: 

  • TOEFL: 90
  • IELT: 7.0
  • Duolingo: 105

Score Reporting

Official TOEFL/IELTS scores take 2-4 weeks to reach the University, and official scores need to be received and processed before application deadlines. Please account for this timeline when scheduling exams and sending official score reports.

  • Our TOEFL code is 4853 for the University of Utah. If the test does not give you a number code option, then please select the University of Utah. Do not select the David Eccles School of Business. This will ensure we receive your official score report. Please note that paper-based scores are not accepted.
  • During or after the IELTS exam, you will have the option to select the University of Utah to report your score electronically.
  • Duolingo: Please log into your Duolingo account, select the “Send Results” button next to your test results, and select the University of Utah as the receiving institution.

F-1 Visa Information

  • I-20 documents are required if admitted into the program. Admitted students must submit documents before posted I-20 deadline for their start term to ensure issuance of an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility.
  • If you hold another visa type, most admitted students will be required to switch to an F-1 prior to beginning their program.

Applicants are required to obtain two letters of recommendation that demonstrate their unique abilities and experiences pertinent to the graduate program. The Admissions Committee would like to see details about your relevant abilities and experiences, especially related to the field of study.

  • We accept professional or academic recommendation letters. Select recommenders who can speak specifically about the quality of your work. Whether the letter is from an employer or academia, it’s preferable for the letter to include details on your experience in your chosen degree of study.
  • We do not accept letters of recommendation from family or friends.
  • We may verify your recommenders by phone. Falsified application materials will disqualify your application to the program.
  • In no more than 600 words, please describe your motivation for pursuing graduate study in the Master of Accounting program at the University of Utah. Include information about your career aspirations, personal background, and why you are interested in the field of accounting. You can also use a portion of this essay to provide additional information that will provide context for the rest of your application.
  • Make sure to update your resume.
  • Include your employment history in reverse chronological order with titles, dates and whether you worked part-time or full-time.
  • Include your education in reverse chronological order and should indicate dates of attendance and degree(s) earned.
  • You are required to list all colleges or universities you’ve attended and provide unofficial transcripts for each. Failure to do so may result in a delay in your application process.
  • Unofficial transcripts must include the following information: your full name, the name of the school, semesters, course numbers, course titles, grades, semester GPAs, and cumulative GPA.

Application Fee:

  • There is a non-refundable application fee due when submitting your online application. Domestic applicants must pay $55.00 and international applicants must pay $65.00.
  • Applicants who apply after the November 15th deadline for spring submission and after the April 1st deadline for summer and fall submission will be charged an additional $30.00.

Seat Fee Details:

  • When admitted into the MAcc program, then you must pay a non-refundable seat fee. Domestic students must pay $185.00 and international students must pay $300.00.

Prerequisites are determined based on your pathway into the program. You must earn a minimum B- grade in the prerequisites. If you have any questions regarding the pathway you qualify for, please make an admissions appointment with us.

  • Applicants who apply to the MAcc program two semesters in advance of graduating from their undergraduate degree are eligible for conditional admission.
  • Conditional applicants must adhere to and complete any missing admission requirements prior to the start of the program in order to receive full admission into the program.

Academically high-achieving students have the option to bypass the admissions committee and receive an admission decision sooner. Qualified Fast Track applicants also waive the following application requirement:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

In order to qualify for Fast Track, you must meet these requirements at the time of application:

  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA.

Fast Track instructions:

  • In the “Master of Accounting” section of the MAcc application check “yes” in response to the question, “Are you applying for MAcc fast-track application status?”.
  • To bypass Letters of Recommendation, please put your name in the respective fields on the recommendation form. Under the prompt “Will this provider be submitting the letter of recommendation online?” select No. Repeat once. This will allow you to submit your application without requesting recommendations.

Please note that letters of recommendation submitted with Fast Track applications may not be reviewed.

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