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Admission Requirements

Master of Accountancy MAcc Requirements

Admission is open to qualified students with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting (or the equivalent) from an accredited institution. Applications are generally accepted for fall semester only. Spring semester applications are accepted on a limited basis. The application for admission should be received by the deadlines indicated on the Graduate College website. Consideration is given to the applicant’s work experience and other activities that demonstrate potential for successful completion of the program.

Applications for admission are accepted beginning in November. Candidate screening and admission decisions for fall applicants will usually begin by March 1. Applicants for fall semester have a deadline of July 1, prior to the beginning of the fall term, though early applications are encouraged. International students should apply by April 1.

Full Admission Requirements:

Provisional Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum score of 1,000 on the index formula
  • Submission of official GMAT or GRE test scores

Students are also required to be proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software including the integration of all three.

An applicant who does not meet the GMAT, GRE, GPA or Admission Index criteria may be considered for provisional admission, if they meet the above requirements. Provisional admission requires that the applicant maintain a 3.0 GPA for the first twelve (12) hours of graduate credit or the applicant will be dismissed from the program.

NOTE: Fulfilling the above minimum application requirements for both full, and provisional admission, does not guarantee acceptance into the MAcc program. Final decisions will be made by the MAcc Admissions Committee, whose members are the College of Business Graduate Program Director, the MAcc Coordinator, the Chair of the Accounting Department and two Accounting Department faculty.

* For additional information in international student applications, please visit the following link: How to Apply - International.

GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy

Students applying for the Master of Accountancy may request a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • The student holds a BSBA from Tennessee Tech University with a major in accounting (or has completed 85% of the coursework for the degree and 70% of the coursework for the major) and has an overall GPA of 3.2 or better and a GPA in their upper division accounting course work of 3.2 or greater, or
  • The student holds a degree from an AACSB business program with a major in accounting (or has completed 85% of the coursework for the degree and 70% of the coursework for the major) and has and overall GPA of 3.4 or greater and a GPA in their upper division course work of 3.4 or greater.

The waiver request may be made directly to Director of Graduate Programs in the College of Business Graduate Office via the following form: GMAT/GRE Waiver Request

All application materials become the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant regardless of whether admission is approved or denied.

If you have any questions, please contact:

College of Business Graduate Office
Phone: (931) 372-3600

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