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MAcc Admissions

Use this checklist to ensure that you complete the required application components: MAcc Application Checklist.

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Tuition Assistance Deadlines

  • Summer: January 15
  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: September 15

Deadlines for General Admission

  • Summer: February 15
  • Fall: February 15
  • Spring: October 15

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Prerequisite Courses

Required Documents Prerequisite

One unofficial transcript from institutions you’ve attended

  • UGA students should download a PDF of their unofficial transcript from Athena. If accepted, an official transcript must be submitted to the Graduate School before enrolling in courses.

GMAT scores

  • The Tull School of Accounting recommends a GMAT score of at least 550 for admissions to the MAcc program. If you're an accounting major with a GPA of at least 3.7 from UGA or another AACSB-accredited U.S. institution, you may be eligible to exempt the GMAT requirement. Click the button below for a complete list of qualifications. Click here for a brief video with more details.

Exempting the GMAT

Three letters of recommendation (Two from Accounting faculty and one additional)

  • You should request recommendations from at least two Accounting instructors and a third recommendation from an individual who knows you well, either academically or professionally. UGA will send an online link to a recommendation form to the recommenders you list in your application. Click here for a brief video with more details.


Statement of Purpose (1 page)

  • Single or double spaced, entitled “Why do you want to pursue a MAcc degree?”

Additional Documents for International Applicants

  • Final Transcript or Other Document Showing Proof of Degree
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores | Suggested minimum scores are 105 on TOEFL and 7.5 on IELTS.
  • Certificate of Finances form | Only required if admitted.

Application Fee

You must submit a one-time application fee via credit card online in order to complete your application — $75 for domestic applicants, $100 for international applicants.

Applications are considered for fall and spring semesters. Summer admission is limited to applicants who wish to earn course credit for a summer internship. If admitted, you will enroll in a 3-hour course and will be required to pay summer tuition. Your summer internship must be 8 weeks or longer, working 40 hours per week.

Applications received after the general admission deadline for each semester will only be considered if space is allowed.

Application Fee Waiver

Students attending designated UGA Feeder schools qualify for an application fee waiver for the Master of Accountancy program. A letter on letterhead from the Feeder Program Coordinator on your campus is required. 

UGA Feeder Schools:

Learn more about application fee waivers from the Graduate School. Contact the Graduate School to confirm your eligibility.

Graduate School Application

You must apply via the UGA Graduate School in order to be considered for admission. Final decisions will be issued by letter from the UGA Graduate School. Applicants with undergraduate accounting degrees from AACSB-accredited schools are preferred.

Newly Admitted Student Requirements

  • Orientation is required for all newly admitted students. The date for orientation will be sent with your notice of admission.

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