Admission for both the MAcc and MTax degrees requires either an undergraduate degree in accounting or the following 24 hours of undergraduate accounting courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, six hours of Intermediate Accounting, Tax, Information Systems Accounting, Audit.
Applicants should have a 3.0 grade point average in the upper level accounting courses (all accounting courses except financial and managerial accounting). A competitive applicant will have a 3.25 PGA. Prerequisite courses must focus on United States generally accepted accounting principles for an application to be considered.
A complete application consists of the following information.
- Application - Baylor Business offers an online application.
- Personal Essays - Essays are an opportunity for you to express your unique qualifications, experiences, and reasons for applying to a graduate business program at Baylor.
- Letters of Recommendation - Letters of recommendation should provide additional information regarding your abilities and should be obtained from two individuals who know you well and can present balanced evaluations and assessments.
- Transcripts - You are required to have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university. Baylor requires official transcripts from all universities you attended. If you received your bachelor's degree from Baylor, your transcripts will already be on record at Baylor, so you do not need to send additional transcripts to the Graduate School.
- Resume - A current resume is requested, specifically describing those activities, honors, or awards that you believe helpful to ensuring success in a graduate business program at Baylor.
- Standardized Tests - Applicants for the MAcc or Mtax programs are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) except if you have a degree conferred by a U.S. accredited higher education institution. A minimum cumulative score of 600 (paper) or 250 (computer) or 100 (internet) is required.
- Application Fee - The application requires a $50 non-refundable fee.
DEADLINES-The deadline for applications of admission to the MAcc and MTax programs are:
- Summer - March 15
- Fall - June 15
- Spring - November 1
If you are interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship award, your application will be more competitive the earlier it is submitted.
For more information about the application process, contact:
Hannah Van Dyke, Assistant Director for Graduate Business Admissions
Online: Access Online Scheduler
To check the status of your submitted application file, see:
Grad App Status.