Master of Accounting Admissions
March 1 –
Summer priority deadline
May 1 –
Summer final deadline
June 1 – Fall priority deadline
August 1 – Fall final deadline
At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis. We are currently unable to accept applications to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program from international applicants who will study on an F-1 student visa that is sponsored by Loyola University Maryland.
The MAcc program focuses on applicants who have a bachelor's degree in accounting or the following equivalent prerequisite coursework:
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Intermediate Accounting I
- Intermediate Accounting II
- Individual or Corporate Tax
The guidelines used by the admission committee give promising applicants the opportunity to undertake graduate work. A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committee values previous academic achievement, work experience assessed through a resume, and professional references.
Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. Individuals will also be informed of any undergraduate courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their academic studies. A program advisor will assist in planning a student's program of study. Students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor. In evaluating applicants, the committee considers many aspects of performance including each portion of the GMAT, undergraduate/graduate performance and progression, career progress if applicable, references, professional certifications and awards, and other evidence of the applicant's capacity to successfully pursue graduate study in business.
GMAT Waiver Request Policy
MAcc candidates may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT score report. Requests for a GMAT waiver may be made on the online application or by submitting a GMAT/GRE waiver form. GMAT waiver decisions are made as part of the admissions process after an application file is complete and ready for review. Contact an admissions advisor for more information on the policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master of Accounting Admissions Requirements
The following should be completed online/uploaded on the application:
- Online application form; Non-refundable fee of $60
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Essay/personal statement (the essay prompt can be found on the MyAccount page)
The following test scores should be submitted directly from the test administrator to Loyola (Loyola's institution code is 5370):
- Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report. Required if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English (no more than two years old).
- Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score Report. Scores must be within five years of the application deadline. Applicants who have already taken the GRE revised General Test (August 2011 and later) may supply this score in lieu of the GMAT. Scores will be converted using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools produced by the Educational Testing Service. Applicants who meet certain provisions can request consideration for admission without submitting a GMAT score. Please review the GMAT waiver request policy or download the GMAT/GRE waiver form.
Applicants should request that the following materials be emailed directly to Loyola at email@example.com:
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended sent directly to Loyola from institution(s). This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, and bachelor's, master's, doctoral degree or advanced certificate credit. Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (excluding study abroad programs) must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by a NACES approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program. Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org).
- One professional letter of recommendation
They may also be sent via mail to:
Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.