Master of Accounting Fast Track

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Washington College logoWashington College students are eligible to apply for fast track admission to the Loyola Master of Accounting (MAcc) program after junior year or during senior year. The MAcc fast track policy streamlines the admissions process for current Washington College students provided that certain GPA requirements are met.

Fast Track Admission to the Loyola MAcc program requires the following:

  • A declared accounting and finance minor or specialization
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and in accounting courses
  • Satisfactory completion of remaining undergraduate degree coursework, maintaining the minimum GPA requirements

Washington College students are encouraged to apply for fast track admission to the MAcc program after completion of Junior year. An unofficial transcript will be required at the time of application, and acceptance decisions will be dependent upon receipt of official transcripts upon graduation. Final transcripts must reflect the criteria stated above.

Benefits of Applying Fast Track:

  • Application fee is waived.
  • GMAT/GRE scores are waived.
  • Essay is waived.
  • Letter of recommendation is waived.

Required Application Materials and Application Steps:

  1. Start the online application.
  2. Upload the Fast Track form.
  3. Upload your resume.
  4. Request your official Washington College transcript. This may be emailed directly to Loyola at graduate@loyola.edu. Official transcripts may also be sent via mail to Loyola University Maryland Office of Graduate Admission, 2034 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
  5. Sign your online application electronically. 

Loyola will waive your application fee, GMAT/GRE scores, essay, and letter of recommendation. Loyola will then submit your application.

For more information about the Master of Accounting program or the fast track admission policy available to Washington College students, please contact macc@loyola.edu.

MAcc Fast Track FAQs

What is the deadline for fast track admission to the MAcc program?

There is no firm deadline for fast track admission to the Master of Accounting program. Students are encouraged to apply for fast track admission after the completion of their junior year or during their current senior year. Students should aim to apply by the priority deadline for each program prior to the term they wish to start. For example:

  • The priority deadline for the MAcc Summer 2017 start is March 1, 2017.
  • The priority deadline for the MAcc Fall 2017 start is June 1, 2017.

From the point of a completed fast track application, when can I expect an admissions decision?

We ask that applicants allow 1-2 weeks for all admissions decisions from the point of a complete application. Decisions will be made with priority given to applicants whose start term is most recent.

What type of housing is provided?

Housing is not included as part of the tuition for the MAcc program. The program is taught at Loyola’s main Evergreen campus in North Baltimore, which is in close proximity to neighborhoods popular for student housing. More information on housing options near Loyola, in neighborhoods of Baltimore City, or in the surrounding communities is provided at the Graduate Student Services housing page

Who should I contact if I have questions about my application or the program?

Please contact an admissions advisor in the Office of Graduate Business Programs at 410-617-5067 or at macc@loyola.edu.

As chair of the Accounting Advisory Board and a future employer of accounting students, I’m excited this new program will offer a clear path to completion of the 150-hour requirement, in addition to building a pipeline of very qualified CPAs for years to come.

-Christine Aspell, BBA & Partner, KPMG LLP

The new MAcc curriculum is focused on developing deeper technical, communication and decision making skills, providing graduates crucial tools for successful careers in public accounting and beyond.

-Bob Jirsa, BA '77, Partner, RSM US LLP

RSM has a long and very successful relationship with Loyola - supporting its programs, its faculty and staff, and its students. Over the years, we have recruited many of our most successful professionals from Loyola’s undergraduate and graduate programs. As a Loyola alumnus myself, I’m always proud when another Loyola student or alumnus joins the Firm.

-Robert J. Callens, '81, Partner, RSM US LLP

While earning a Masters will almost certainly qualify a student to earn his or her CPA license, the true benefit such programs provide comes from a truly increased depth of knowledge.

-John Peter Krahel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting

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