Master of Accounting Admissions

Please Note

GMAT/GRE test requirements now waived for the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 start term for all MAcc applicants. Loyola will accept electronic official transcripts from your college/university or PDF copies of your unofficial transcripts that you send yourself. These may be sent electronically to graduate@loyola.edu.

Master of Accounting Application Deadlines

  • 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. Please review international applicant deadlines below.

International Applicant Deadlines

International applicants seeking F-1 student visas may only be enrolled in full-time degree programs. International applicants must submit a complete application for admission (including all supplemental documentation) by the following deadline:

  • Fall Semester: April 1

Qualifications

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
  • Corporate Tax
  • Auditing

GMAT/GRE Information

GMAT/GRE now waived for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 start terms for all Master of Accounting applicants.

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. 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 macc@loyola.edu

 

 

Loyola University Maryland offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Maryland. States and other jurisdictions vary in what professions they require to be licensed and the requirements for licensure within their borders. Loyola University Maryland programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the state of Maryland. Students planning to become licensed in another state other than Maryland should contact the licensing agency for that state or jurisdiction to determine the appropriate requirements of the state-specific licensing board. 

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
  • One professional/academic letter of recommendation

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

Applicants should request that official transcripts be emailed directly to Loyola at graduate@loyola.edu:

  • As of April, 6, 2020, Loyola will accept electronic official transcripts from your college/university or PDF copies of your unofficial transcripts that you send yourself. These may be sent electronically to graduate@loyola.edu.
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers and advanced standing.
  • Applicants who hold degrees from non-U.S. institutions must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their transcript done by a NACES-approved evaluation services agency. Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. or JS&A.
  • International applicants must also complete additional requirements. Please visit the Graduate Admission for International Students page.

Transcripts 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 macc@loyola.edu.

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.

Important Licensure Information:

Loyola University Maryland offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Maryland. States and other jurisdictions vary in what professions they require to be licensed and the requirements for licensure within their borders. Loyola University Maryland programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the state of Maryland. Students planning to become licensed in another state other than Maryland should contact the licensing agency for that state or jurisdiction to determine the appropriate requirements of the state-specific licensing board. 

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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