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Accountancy, Masters Degree

MAcc Admissions

In order to pursue a program leading to an advanced degree, you should meet the criteria for both the University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School and the ACC & IS Department MAcc program. All applications are reviewed by the MAcc admission committee. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the committee. Applications approved by the committee are forwarded to the Graduate School for final disposition. Admission requirements, procedures and deadlines are described below. Please review the attributes of a Successful Master in Accountancy Student at the University of Nevada Reno

Application Deadlines:

Students may apply for admission into the MAcc program for either the fall or spring semesters.

In order to be considered for the fall semester, all application materials must be received by March 31. To be considered for spring admission, application materials must be received by October 31.

Applications will be screened and admissions decisions will be made by an admissions committee shortly after the two deadlines for application materials. Applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions by the Graduate School.

Application Procedure:

The following documents must be submitted to the Graduate School, University of Nevada, Reno:

  • A completed and signed Application for Admission form.
  • A non-refundable application fee.
  • Two official transcripts from each college or university where work has been completed or is in progress.
  • The official report of the GMAT (unless the GMAT exam is waived – contact the MAcc Program Director for more information).

The following documents must be submitted to the MAcc Program Director:

  • Current detailed resume.
  • Personal statement expressing your career interest.

Admission Criteria:

Graduate School Requirements:

  1. Grade Point Average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0, or an average of 3.0 or higher for the courses taken during the last half of the undergraduate program.
  2. A baccalaureate (or an advanced) degree from an accredited four-year institution; any major is acceptable.

ACC/IS Department MAcc Requirements:

  1. Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 500. Students must also place in the 20th percentile or higher in each portion (verbal, written, and quantitative) of the exam. These minimum scores are subject to change. (Unless the GMAT exam is waived.)
  2. All students are expected to be proficient with using word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), and presentation (Powerpoint) software.
  3. If the applicant does not meet all of the preceding requirements, admission to graduate standing on a carefully prescribed basis may sometimes be considered.
  4. International student applicants must submit satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an equivalent exam, indicating an ability to speak, write and understand the English Language sufficiently. The minimum TOEFL score accepted is 550. International students may be required to complete additional Intensive English courses during their first semester in the program.
  5. One of the following:
    1. A bachelor degree completed with a minimum 2.75 GPA on a scale of 4.0, or a GPA of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for courses taken during the last half of the undergraduate program. An international student, who is not a University of Nevada, Reno graduate, must have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
    2. If the applicant does not meet the preceding requirement, admission to graduate standing on a prescribed program may be considered. A prescribed program consists of the completion of one semester or summer session of full-time study in 9 credits, or 12 credits over two consecutive semesters for those working full-time, with a grade of "B" or above in each course taken. The courses prescribed may be undergraduate or graduate courses. These courses may or may not apply to the graduate program of study.

International Students:

For international student information, please consult the Office of International Students and Scholars.

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