Application Process

The application for the MS Accounting Online program will accept application upon final program approval, pending final action by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Final Deadline for all Applicants July 1

The MS Accounting program does not accept applications for entry for a Spring or Summer semester at this time.  If you have any questions regarding application processes or deadlines, please contact our program.

Application Requirements: Please be sure you meet application requirements before applying.

Required Application MaterialsA completed application is required of all applicants.  Candidates will submit all application materials electronically, including:

  1. Online application and corresponding application fee
  2. Required Essay Questions
  3. No GMAT or GRE is required for admission
    • Applicants are encouraged to provide GMAT or GRE scores (if able) to provide the admissions committee more information to make an informed decision about an applicant’s admission to our program.
  4.  Resume
  5. Letters of recommendation (2)
    • The application system will send recommendation requests to the email addresses you provide. It would be beneficial if you notified these individuals before submitting their name and contact information into the applications so that they can prepare a letter to submit in a timely fashion.
  6. Transcripts from all institutions attended
  7. Competitive TOEFL/IELTS score (international applicants ONLY)*
  8. Copy of US permanent resident card (if applicable)*

Other Details: Credentials (unofficial transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores, and recommendation letters) must be submitted with the online application. Documents should not be mailed, but if necessary, they must be received within 10 days of submitting the application or by the application deadline, whichever comes first.  Official transcripts and test scores are not required for application. If admitted, final and official transcripts are required prior to enrollment.

Letters of Recommendation: Applicants should choose references who know their academic or professional skills and are familiar with their academic achievements, credentials, and career achievements. References should speak to personal qualities and potential to succeed in the classroom and future career.

Application Fee: Domestic students pay a $65 fee to apply to the MS-Accounting Online program. International students pay a $90 fee to apply. Application fees are not waived or deferred.

Interview: Candidates under serious consideration for admission will be contacted for an interview. Interviews can occur in person or through video chat. An advisor can also meet with a prospective applicant to answer questions about the program or admissions process.

Submitting your Application: Paper applications are not accepted. The online application can be saved and returned to as needed before officially submitting it.  Applicants should not send any documents through the mail, but if necessary, the mailed portion of the application should be sent directly to the admissions office of Mays Business School:

  • Postal Address:
    • Graduate Admissions – MS Accounting Online
      Mays Business School
      Texas A&M University
      4113 TAMU
      College Station, Texas 77843-4113
  • Courier Address:
    • Graduate Admissions – MS Accounting Online
      Mays Business School
      Texas A&M University
      460 Wehner
      College Station, Texas 77843

Admission DecisionsThe admission committee makes decisions on a rolling basis.  Applicants will receive an email notification stating the decision has been posted to their BusinessCAS account. In addition, if admitted, the candidate will receive an email from the MS Accounting office providing additional information about finalizing the admission process.

Applications are kept on file for one year, so an applicant may reapply for the subsequent year using the majority of the application materials previously submitted (transcripts, recommendation letters, test scores as long as they are still valid). A new application must be completed and, if documents from the previous application are being used, the applicant must notify the advisor so documents can be retrieved.