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Graduate Programs

Department of Accounting and Finance

1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3275

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-2482

Email: cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu

How To Apply

Application Deadlines

Each candidate who applies to the University of Wyoming Master of Science in Accounting or Finance program is evaluated individually by our faculty and program directors. We consider each part of the application in a holistic assessment, including the candidate’s reasons for pursuing the degree, interview responses, prior academic performance, work experience, and letters of recommendation.

Students are admitted on a rolling basis with applications evaluated as soon as they are completed. It typically takes no more than two weeks to receive an admission decision.

  • Fall Admission 

    • Block 1 Final Deadline: June 30

    • Block 2 Final Deadline: October 1

    • Priority Deadline: May 1

  • Spring Admission

    • Block 1 Final Deadline: December 1

    • Block 2 Final Deadline: February 1

    • Priority Deadline: October 1

  • Summer Admission

    • Final Deadline: April 1

    • Priority Deadline: February 1

  • International Applicants: Please be advised that there are additional university requirements that may take additional processing time - you are encouraged to apply prior to the application deadline if possible to ensure that if admitted, all required documentation can be provided prior to the term of entry.

  • Graduate Assistantship (GA) applications can be found here. Please attach directly to your online application in the designated area.

 

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

  • Completed University of Wyoming Graduate Admissions Application and non-refundable application fee.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university or college. For more information on accredited institutions, please visit the U.S. Department of Education site. 

  • Your cumulative undergraduate GPA in the last 60 credit hours of college or university coursework will be a consideration in the admissions process. A low GPA can be offset by professional work experience in a related field, test scores, etc. on a case-by-case basis.

  • GRE or GMAT Optional. A strong GRE or GMAT score may be considered to offset deficiencies in other areas of your application (such as a GPA below 3.0, limited work experience, etc.).

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary), sent directly from the issuing institution to the University of Wyoming Admissions Office at 1000. E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000. Official University of Wyoming transcripts do not need sent to the Office of Admissions, but copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Letters of recommendation (min. of 1, max. of 3). Professional (i.e. supervisor, employer, team lead, etc.) or education-related (i.e. advisor, mentor, faculty member, program director, etc.) letter(s) of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Interview. You will be contacted by our program office to participate in a virtual interview that can be completed at your convenience. 

 

NOTE: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding. The University of Wyoming MS in Accounting program does not admit students provisionally or conditionally. 

*Please refer to the AICPA Site to check on the requirements you will need to fulfill in your state if you plan to sit for the CPA Exam. 

Additionally, to be admitted to the Master of Science in Accounting program, a student must demonstrate competency in the following subject matters/courses:

  • ACCT 3230 Intermediate I & ACCT 3430 Intermediate II (External Financial Reporting)

  • ACCT 3240 Cost I (Advanced Managerial Accounting), can be taken concurrently if admitted to MSA program

  • ACCT 3070 Tax I (Tax Accounting, must cover US income taxation for individuals)

  • ACCT 4060 Audit I (must cover US Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and/or International Standards on Auditing)

*These courses may be completed through any regionally accredited university or college. A minimum grade of B (a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) is considered evidence of proficiency. 

*Evidence of proficiency in these areas can also be demonstrated by relevant professional experience on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the program office for additional information.

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

  • Completed University of Wyoming Graduate Admissions Application and nonrefundable application fee.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university or college. For more information on accredited institutions, please vist the U.S. Department of Education site. 

  • Your cumulative undergraduate GPA in the last 60 credit hours of college or university coursework will be a consideration in the admissions process. A low GPA can be offset by professional work experience in a related field, test scores, etc. on a case-by-case basis.

  • GRE/GMAT Optional. A strong GRE or GMAT score may be considered to offset deficiencies in other areas of your application (such as a GPA below 3.0, limited work experience, etc.).

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework (post-secondary), sent directly from the issuing institution to the University of Wyoming Admissions Office at 1000. E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000. Official University of Wyoming transcripts do not need to be sent to the Office of Admissions, but copies of all transcripts must also be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Letters of recommendation (min. of 1, max. of 3). Professional (i.e. supervisor, employer, team lead, etc.) or education-related (i.e. advisor, mentor, faculty member, program director, etc.) letter(s) of recommendation provided directly by the reference via the UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Interview. You will be contacted by our program office to participate in a virtual interview that can be completed at your convenience.

 

Note: These are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding. The University of Wyoming MS in Finance program does not admit students provisionally or conditionally.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite courses will be required if you have completed a business or STEM related bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). Applicants without a business or STEM related undergraduate or graduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA must provide evidence of proficiency in the following areas:

Business Math and Statistics

Financial Management

*Evidence of proficiency in these areas is considered on a case-by-case basis but is commonly pursued through supplemental courses and/or relevant professional experience. Please contact the program office for additional information. 

  • Provide proof of satisfactory English ability if native language is not English by completing the TOEFL or IELTS exam. The minimum acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is 540 on the Paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 76 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. An applicant whose native language is English and is a citizen of one of the following countries or has earned a university level degree from a school in one of the following countries may be exempt from providing additional proof of English proficiency: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Bermuda, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

  • On-Campus Education Only: International students must also prove sufficient financial resources as established by the University of Wyoming (Graduate International Student Admissions). (not applicable for distance education students)

  • Distance Education Only: An applicant whose native language is English or who has earned a university level degree from an English speaking university may be exempt from providing proof of English proficiency. 

Contact Us

Graduate Programs

Department of Accounting and Finance

1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3275

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-2482

Email: cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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