To be eligible for admission to the MS Accounting Program, applicants must meet Texas A&M University’s admissions requirements.

Effective July 1, 2022, NO GMAT or GRE is REQUIRED for admission to the MS Accounting program.  If applicants would like to still submit test scores, they are more then welcome to do so in the BusinessCas Application portal.

Pre-Enrollment Requirements:  All applicants should plan to complete the following pre-enrollment courses before applying for Admission to the MS Accounting Program at Texas A&M University.

    • Principles of Macroeconomics
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting (Intro to Accounting I)
    • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (Intro to Accounting II)
    • Introduction to Business Computing (BCIS type course)

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
    • Audit
    • Income Tax
    • Accounting Information Systems

Students can apply to the program prior to the completion of this coursework. However, if admitted, students will be required to complete these 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.

GPAReview the current class profile for a gauge of current GPA’s.  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.

Note to INTERNATIONAL Applicants:

English Language Proficiency (ELP) documentation is required of all international applicants.  If your native language is not English, you must score above average on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). More information on these tests is available at and

TOEFL scores should be sent directly from the testing service to Texas A&M University (code 6003). IELTS scores should be sent to Measurement and Research Services, 4239 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4239.

Please enter the unofficial scores in your online application.  Official scores will be required upon an offer of admission to our program.  Scores must be within two years of the date of exam.  Refer to Mays Business School’s requirements:


TOEFL Internet-based


TOEFL Paper-based


TOEFL Computer-based


TOEFL Essentials



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