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MPAcc Admission Requirements


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Please be sure to contact the MPAcc program with questions.

Admission Requirements/Preparation

To be admitted to MPAcc, applicants must have a:

  • bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic course work or
  • bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of <3.0 but at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic course AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume or an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥1050.
  • Applicants with a GPA of < 2.5 must have an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥1050 to be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Students must also have successfully completed the following courses: 

 ACCT 351 Intermediate I*
 ACCT 352 Intermediate II*
 ACCT 353 Intermediate III*

     *Note: semester schools and some others have an equivalent two-course Intermediate sequence

 ACCT 356 ​Cost Accounting I
 ACCT 450 Auditing I
 ACCT 454 Federal Income Tax I

Applicant qualifications are assessed through the quality of performance in prior academic programs, as well as general aptitude measured by the GMAT or GRE (if required). Other factors in the decision making process include work experience and a statement of intent. Admissions will be considered only after all of the following documents have been received from applicants:

  1. the online application for Graduate Program Admission (it is reccommend that you not apply until you are within two quarters of completing the your prerequisite courses)
  2. one copy of official transcripts for all collegiate work completed*
  3. official GMAT/GRE score or the GRE equivalent (if required)
  4. $75 application fee
  5. statement of intent (why you think you should be admitted to the program and what you want to gain from it) 
  6. current resume

Other information may be required that may include an admissions interview. 

* Eastern Washington University alumni do not need to submit an EWU transcript.

For international students, additional admission requirements apply. International students must complete the international supplemental application and must demonstrate English language competency with a minimum score of 92 TOEFL iBT, 580 paper-based TOEFL, or 7.0 IELTS.

Submit all application materials directly through the online graduate admissions application

The mailing address for Graduate Studies is: 

Graduate Studies Office
Eastern Washington University
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2444

MPAcc Prerequisite Skills
The MPAcc program requires that students have competency in terms of quantitative skills, computer skills, and written and oral communication skills. Students lacking these skills should acquire them before applying to the program. Courses in finite mathematics, computer literacy, and oral and written communications are necessary preparation for the MPAcc program, and courses in differential calculus are highly recommended.

Application Deadlines
Students are admitted to MPAcc year round and can graduate year round. Application deadlines by term are as follows: September 1 for fall, December 15 for winter, March 1 for spring, and June 1 for summer. Applicants are advised of admissions decisions by letter from the Graduate Studies Office. Newly admitted students (and most applicants) meet with the Accounting Deparment's designated MPAcc academic advisor prior to starting the program.

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