The MAcc program is designed primarily for students who have an undergraduate business degree with a major in accounting from an accredited university.
However, if you do not have a major in accounting, you can still apply to the program. You will be required to complete some undergraduate leveling courses after acceptance into the program.
The primary criteria in determining eligibility for admission to the Goddard School Masters of Accounting (MAcc) program are previous academic achievement, performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and other factors, such as work experience and career progression.
Non-accounting majors: If you earned your bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting major, leveling courses will be required after acceptance to the program.
International students: All international students must fulfill additional requirements.
How to Apply
Fill out the application online.
Note: The application above is for the Master of Accounting program. Looking for the Master of Taxation program?
Be prepared to provide the following:
- MAcc application fee: $60 U.S. residents & $95 international students
- GMAT test unless the following is satisfied: A 3.0 overall GPA from a regionally accredited university and an accounting GPA of 3.3 from an AACSB accredited university or 3.5 from a non-AACSB accredited university.
- Current resume
- A bachelor's degree (average GPA is approximately 3.5). If the major is not accounting, see leveling course section below.
- For non-accounting WSU students and all other schools:
Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers. At least one of these letters should come from an individual who can evaluate the applicant's academic abilities. All letters should address the applicant's potential for successful graduate study.
Official transcrips for all college level work
Mail official transcripts to:
School of Accounting & Taxation
1337 Edvalson Street, Dept. 3803
Ogden, UT 84408-3803
Fall entrance: Aug 1 (*June 1)
Spring entrance: Dec 1 (*October 1)
Summer entrance: April 1 (*February 1)
*To be considered for a scholarship the application must be complete and all documents received by the date in parentheses.
Students with Non-Accounting Bachelor’s Degrees
Students with non-accounting bachelor’s degrees must complete additional undergraduate course work (called "leveling courses").
These classes may include some or all of the classes below depending on previous academic history and career objectives.
- MATH 1050 College Algebra
- BSAD 3200 Business Law
- QUAN 2600 Business Stats I
- ECON 2010 Microeconomics
- ECON 2020 Macroeconomics
- ACTG 2010 Financial Accounting
- ACTG 2020 Managerial Accounting
- ACTG 3110 Intermediate Accounting I
- ACTG 3120 Intermediate Accounting II
- ACTG 3300 Cost Accounting
- ACTG 3400 Individual Taxation
- ACTG 3750 Accounting Info. Systems
- ACTG 4140 Global & Complex Entities
- ACTG 4510 Audit
International Student Requirements
All international students and any applicant educated outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit a score from the Test of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is not more than two years old and on which a minimum score of 80 (Internet-based TOEFL) or 6.5 (IELTS) has been earned, with a minimum of 5.0 on each section.
International students must have their transcripts evaluated for equivalent course work by an accredited agency. Contact the International Student & Scholar Center at 801-626-6853 for more information.
International students must also pay the foreign student application fee for WSU and should contact the International Student & Scholar Center at 801-626-6853 and Admissions at 801-626-6005 for more information.