Requirements

Minimum GMAT/GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores

  • GMAT – 550
  • GRE – 302
  • TOEFL – 100
  • IELTS – 6 overall band

When taking the exams use the following codes for submitting scores to Texas A&M University:

  • GMAT – 7B7-K9-03 or Texas A&M University-College Station-Mays Business School-MS Programs
  • GRE – 6003
  • TOEFL – 6003
  • IELTS – There is no institutional code for the exam. The testing agency should mail official results to:

Graduate Admissions – MSA

Mays Business School

Texas A&M University

4113 TAMU

College Station, Texas 77843-4113

Prerequisites

The MS Accounting program is designed primarily for students who have undergraduate preparation in accounting. However, exceptional candidates from other disciplines may be considered for admission. Most successful candidates have completed accounting coursework through the intermediate level. The following courses or their equivalents are normally completed by all students before beginning graduate study:

  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Financial Management
  • Introduction to Business Computing
  • Principles of Economics – Macro and Micro

Students can apply to the program prior to the completion of this coursework. However, if admitted, students will be required to complete these courses (and possibly other courses) so they will have the necessary background to be prepared for the graduate level courses AND to meet the minimum requirements to sit for the CPA examination. The courses listed above will not count toward the required hours of the program and additional coursework will extend the program and delay graduation.

Work Experience

Work experience is not required, but relevant, professional experience will be considered if you have it.

GPA

Over the past few years, the average GPA has ranged from 3.4 to 3.85 with an overall average of 3.7. GPA is calculated using the last sixty (60) hours of upper-division coursework (junior and senior years) and any non-professional graduate work. The GPA is based on a 4.0 scale.