Admission

Academic Requirements

The primary criteria in determining eligibility for admission to the Goddard School Masters of Taxation (MTax) program are previous academic achievement, performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and other factors, such as work experience and career progression.

It is expected that the Master of Taxation program will entail approximately 2 semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

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.

GMAT Test Preparation
Beginning Sept. 26, 2016

Likelihood of Being Accepted

This grid shows the likelihood of being accepted into WSU's MACC and MTax programs given certain GPA and GMAT scores. Though GPA and GMAT are heavily-weighted considerations, relevant work experience, quality of undergraduate education, letters of recommendation and the last two years GPA and accounting GPA are also taken into account.

    GMAT Score
    700+ 680 660 640 620 600 580 560 540 520 500 Below 500
GPA 3.81-4.0 Likely Likely Likely Likely Likely Likely Likely Very Competitive Very Competitive Somewhat Competitive Possible Unlikely
3.61-3.8 Likely Likely Likely Likely Likely Likely Very Competitive Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Possible Unlikely
3.41-3.6 Likely Likely Likely Likely Likely Very Competitive Very Competitive Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Possible Possible Unlikely
3.21-3.4 Likely Likely Likely Very Competitive Very Competitive Very Competitive Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Possible Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely
3.02-3.2 Very Competitive Very Competitive Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely
2.81-3.0 Somewhat Competitive Somewhat Competitive Possible Possible Possible Possible Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely
2.51-2.5 Possible Possible Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely
Below 2.5 Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely
  • Likely
  • Very Competitive
  • Somewhat Competitive
  • Possible
  • Unlikely

Average Scores for Acceptance

  • Bachelor’s degree: 3.5 GPA
  • GMAT: score of 580

How to Apply

Fill out the application online.

Online Application

Note: The application above is for the Master of Taxation program. Looking for the Master of Accounting program?

Be prepared to provide the following:

  1. $60 application fee
  2. GMAT test score (See mba.com for more test information.)
  3. Current resume (upload online)
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers for non-WSU graduates
    Send by email through online application. At least 1 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.
  5. Official transcripts for bachelor’s degree and all other higher education attended
    Mail official transcripts to:
    School of Accounting & Taxation
    1337 Edvalson Street, Dept. 3803
    Ogden, UT 84408-3803

Each applicant is considered on an individual basis.

Application for admission to the MAcc program should normally be made by:

Fall entrance: Aug. 1 (Scholarship deadline: April 1, second round: July 1)
Spring Entrance: Dec. 1 (Scholarship deadline: Nov. 1)
Summer Entrance: April 1 (Scholarship deadline: April 1)

 

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.

Leveling Courses

  • College Algebra (MATH 1050)
  • Business Law (BSAD 3200)
  • Business Statistics I (QUAN 2600)
  • Microeconomics (ECON 2010)
  • Macroeconomics (ECON 2020)
  • Financial Accounting (ACTG 2010)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACTG 2020)
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACTG 3110)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACTG 3120)
  • Cost Accounting (ACTG 3300)
  • Individual Tax (ACTG 3400)
  • Accounting Info. Systems (ACTG 3750)
  • Audit (ACTG 4510)
  • Global and Complex Entities (ACTG 5140)

Students with business-related bachelor’s degrees other than accounting can expect to spend about two years in the program. Those with non-business related undergraduate degrees should plan to spend at least three years in the program.

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 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.