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Master of Accountancy

Admissions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis once all parts of the application are received including transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.

Graduate Assistantship and scholarship applications must be in by March 1st to be considered.

Prerequisites

Students must either have completed a bachelor degree in accounting or must complete the following pre-requisite courses prior to the start of the MAcc program.

  • 6 credits of U.S. Tax Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • 6 credits of Principles of Accounting
  • 6 credits of Intermediate Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing

Application Process

Applicants must be admitted to WVU as a graduate student using 2166 as the major code. 

  1. Enter the WVU Application portal.
  2. Once an account has been created with user name and password, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.  When selecting a start term, choose fall, spring, or summer.
  3. Upload a current resume and a one-page statement of purpose explaining your interest in the MAcc program, how the program will help you to reach your career goals, and any additional information which may help our faculty to understand your candidacy.  
  4. Request at least one letter of recommendation through the online portal. Your reference letter(s) should cover aptitudes necessary for your success in the program to which you are applying. Note that students from the WVU undergraduate accounting program are not required to submit a letter of recommendation.
  5. Pay application fee and submit the application.
  6. Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicant's undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu. This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to: 

                    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment 
                    PO Box 6510
                    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510

GMAT and GRE scores are waived under certain specialized circumstances described below.  

For applicants submitting GMAT/GRE scores, the GMAT code is C2S-6D-25, and the GRE code is 5904. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better from an accredited institution may petition the Admissions Committee to have their GMAT/GRE scores waived for the application. 

An official TOEFL or IELTS score is required for all international students. The John Chambers College of Business and Economics requires a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based)of requirement, which is higher than the University's minimum requirement. If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the required score is 6.5 or higher. English language exam scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A completed application includes transcripts, GMAT or GRE test score, statement of purpose, current resume, and a minimum of one letter of recommendation. Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed based on available space in the class.