Master of Accountancy

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Elvan Aktas Fall Semester: July 15 Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy
Spring Semester: November 15 Graduation Requirements
Phone: 229-245-3812

Summer Semester: April 15

College of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution
  • An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required for admission, but each MAcc course has one or more prerequisites. Applicants without an undergraduate accounting degree must complete certain VSU courses (see Important Program Information section for a list of the courses) with a grade of “C” or better, or complete equivalent courses at an AACSB accredited school of business. 
  • Applicants must receive a minimum of 950 points on the College of Business Administration Admission Formula (see Important Program Information to view the Formula)
  • Minimum grade-point average of 2.50 on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.

Graduate Management Admission Examination (GMAT)

  • Minimum GMAT requirement: 400
  • Please refer to the admissions formula listed in Important Program Information.

Please note: the GMAT may be waived for applicants with an accounting bachelor's degree from an AACSB-accredited institution whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.0.


VSU Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence

(Effective Fall 2011 for applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

  • The following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to admission to the MAcc program, if not completed in conjunction with the undergraduate degree.  All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better:
Prerequisite Courses
VSU Course Number
Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 3201
Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 3202
External Reporting*
ACCT 3203
Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 4410
Individual Income Tax
ACCT 4500
ACCT 4800
*Intermediate Accounting II
  • To meet minimum requirements for admission, applicants must attain a minimum of 950 points on the College of Business Administration Graduate Admission Formula (see below), while meeting both the minimum grade-point average requirement and test score requirement.

Total Points = GMAT score + (200 x GPA)        

  • Applicants who receive a score of 1100 on the admissions formula will be automatically accepted.
  • Those who receive a score of 950-1099 will go into the applicant pool and be ranked.  After automatic acceptances (1100 or higher) have been confirmed, applicants will be selected from the pool up to the program limit.
  • The MAcc program is a full-time, one-year program.  It consists of six accounting courses and four student-chosen electives.  Upon completion of the program, graduates who also hold an undergraduate accounting degree will have fulfilled the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Georgia. 

International Applicants 

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam - The TOEFL exam is required for applicants whose first language is not English based on country of citizenship.  International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL exam. – The minimum TOEFL scores for the MBA program are as follows:
    • Paper-based Test: 523
    • Computer-based Test: 193
    • Internet-based Test: 70
  • Certificate of Finances - The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

Admission Classifications

  • Regular Status only (no Probationary or Irregular Admission)
  • In certain cases, non-degree or transient status may be approved for applicants who have already completed almost all of the 150 semester credit hours (SCH) necessary to sit for the Georgia CPA exam (e.g, an applicant has 130 SCH and needs to complete 20 more).  Applicants who wish to take courses but do not wish to pursue the degree must seek departmental approval before applying and must meet the minimum criteria for admission (full admissions requirements and documentation thereof must be submitted). 
  • Under certain conditions, undergraduate students may be allowed by the VSU Graduate School (at the recommendation of his or her advisor) to take up to nine semester credit hours of graduate coursework over the course of two semesters (a maximum of 6 hours can be taken in any one semester).  Students must hold an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better and be in their final two semester of undergraduate work.  Please contact the Graduate School for further information. 

Admission Questions 

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5







  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100




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