The College of Business

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 accepted for fall semester admission only. 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 are accepted for fall admission only. The application for admission should be received by July 1 before the fall semester in which the student plans to enroll (April 1 for international students*). However, candidate screening and admission decisions by the MAcc Admissions Committee will begin March 1. The Committee includes the Accounting Department Chair, the MAcc coordinator, the COB Director of Graduate Studies and all tenure-track graduate faculty in the Department of Accounting.

Full Admission Requirements:

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    • Last day for International Applications to apply for Fall 2018 Admission: April 1
    • Last Day for US Applicants to apply for Fall 2018 Admission: July 1
  •  Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test OR an equivalent score on the General Record Exam. Applicants may request to waive the standardized test requirement if they have completed an advanced terminal degree or master's degree with a substantial quantitative component. This waiver is not guaranteed and the request must be made in writing. 
  • Current resume
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

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

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

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:

The Accounting Department moves to allow the MAcc admission committee to waive the GMAT requirement for any student who requests a waiver and meets 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 is not guaranteed and must be preceded by a Waiver Request Form (see attached proposed online form) that has been completed by the student.

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:

Graduate Admissions Office
Phone: (931) 372-3808
E-mail: gradstudies@tntech.edu

College of Business Graduate Office
Phone: (931) 372-3600
Email: maccstudies@tntech.edu