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Master of Professional Accountancy

Admissions Requirements and Application


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Waived for UD undergraduate accounting majors.

All other applicants:

  • GMAT (minimum 500 and 19 on verbal) or
  • GRE (minimum verbal of 149 and quantitative of 146)

Upon consideration of the following options, the GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived at the discretion of the MPAcc Committee:

Option one:

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting from an AACSB, Equis, or AMBA accredited institution
  • A minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite accounting courses

Option two:

  • A minimum of three years of relevant accounting work experience
  • A minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite accounting courses


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (overall and in prerequisite accounting coursework).

Automatic conditional acceptance for UD accounting majors having completed at least 10 upper-level accounting credit hours with

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Accounting GPA of 3.0 (based on upper-level accounting courses) and
  • C or higher in all upper-level accounting courses

Applicants not meeting these conditions will be reviewed by the MPAcc Committee.


All applicants must submit a current resume.


Non-UD Accounting majors and International Students must submit official academic records of previously attended colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. For transcripts not in English, an English translation must be included.

Prerequisites for non-UD accounting majors

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • Cost/Managerial Accounting
  • Tax
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Information Systems

Prerequisite coursework should be taken at an AACSB, Equis, or AMBA accredited institution, or at a university with an international reputation as a leader in higher education. If completed outside the United States, supporting documentation (e.g., syllabi) should be provided to enable the evaluation of the course and its equivalence to prerequisite requirements.

English Language Requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English - for full admission

  • TOEFL of 80 on Internet-based test or 550 on paper-based test
  • or Minimum Band score of 6.5 score on IETLS


International Student applicants will have an interview with MPAcc Committee

Financial Aid

Graduate assistantships and scholarships are available for all applicants.

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Applications are accepted year-round with a rolling admission process. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least one semester prior to beginning the MPAcc.

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Department of Accounting

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2242