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Admission Requirements

MS in Accounting

Admission to the Master of Science in Accounting program generally requires:

  • Completed university application and required application fee
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 AND a minimum GPA of 3.0 in accounting courses. Applicants who don't meet both GPA requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • A total score of 550 or better on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or a combined score of 300 or better on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). GMAT and GRE scores must be sent directly to the M.S. in Accounting Program. NOTE: Students who have earned their undergraduate degree in Accounting from a United States AACSB accredited institution are eligible to have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary) sent directly from the issuing institution (not necessary if UW is the most recent institution attended).
  • Three work- or school-related letters of recommendation sent by the reference to the Master of Science in Accounting program.
  • For international students a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 540 on the Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 76 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT).  The M.S. Accounting Program does not accept IELTS scores.
  • International students must also have sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions).

Additionally, to be admitted to the Master of Science in Accounting program, a student must have a bachelor's degree and must have completed courses in the following core areas:

  • Accounting (U.S. GAAP, U.S. tax code, U.S. Auditing, Managerial Accounting)
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Coverage in these courses must include:

  • Ethical and global issues
  • Political, social, legal, and environmental issues
  • Technological issues
  • The impact of diversity on organizations

The Master of Science in Accounting is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting in the United States. However, other students can be admitted to the program once deficiency courses have been taken. Those holding a bachelor's degree from within the U.S., but not in accounting, and international applicants can still apply for admission once the deficiency courses have been successfully completed.  We do not provisionally or conditionally admit students to our program.

Note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding.

To apply to the Master of Science in Accounting Program complete the University Graduate Admissions Application (UW Graduate Admissions Application).


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Accounting and Finance

College of Business

Department 3275

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3136

Email: acct-fin@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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