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Accounting

Graduate Advisor
Dr. William Chittenden
businessgraduate@txstate.edu
512.245.3591
McCoy Hall, Room 530

Advisor Support
Laurie Brown
lb1353@txstate.edu
512.245.3897
McCoy Hall, Room 433

The M.Acy. program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the hallmark of excellence in business and accounting education. Less than five percent of the world’s business programs have earned this status, one that takes years of meticulous review, evaluation and improvement to attain.

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.Acy* No concentration 30 Non-Thesis No minor
M.Acy Auditing 30 Non-Thesis No minor
M.Acy Corporate Accounting and Control 30 Non-Thesis No minor
M.Acy Information Technology 30 Non-Thesis No minor
M.Acy Taxation 30 Non-Thesis No minor

  Current Texas State students with in the undergraduate accounting program with at least 90 semester credit hours of undergraduate course work are eligible to apply for the B.B.A./M.Acy 5-year integrated program.


Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard June 1 June 1
Spring October 1 October 1
Summer I April 1 March 15
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international credential fee (if applicable)

  Effective Fall 2019 and beyond

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • a competitive GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work*

*You must have completed a minimum of ACC 3313 Intermediate I and ACC 3314 Intermediate II with a “B” or better and at least six additional hours of upper-level accounting courses from the list below for a total of 12 upper level accounting hours:

  • ACC 3363 Governmental Auditing
  • ACC 3365 Cost/Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 3385 Accounting Systems
  • ACC 4313 Auditing and Controls
  • ACC 4328 Survey of Income Tax

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE or GMAT Scores

  • official GRE (general test only) or GMAT scores required with a preferred competitive minimum

  The GRE or GMAT requirement may be waived for Texas State accounting undergraduate students who:

  1. provided at least two satisfactory forms of recommendation from Texas State faculty
  2. earned a minimum of a 3.4 GPA or higher in upper-level accounting courses
  3. earned a minimum of a 3.2 GPA or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work 

  Review important information about official test scores.


Documents

  • responses to specific essay questions
  • resume/CV detailing your work experience, extracurricular and community activities, and honors and achievements
  • two forms of recommendation from persons best able to assess your ability to succeed in graduate school

  The essay requirement may be waived for Texas State accounting undergraduate students applying to the B.B.A./M.Acy (5-year Integrated) program. Read additional information below. 

  Read additional information about the program's admissions review process.

  Review important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall and minimum individual module scores of
    • 19 listening
    • 19 reading
    • 19 speaking
    • 18 writing
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review important information about official test scores.


Additional Information

  Admissions Review Process
Admission to all graduate business degree programs is competitive and designed to identify those who have the ability, interest, and maturity to manage the rigors of the programs as well as potential for future professional growth; therefore, the admissions committee will carefully consider all aspects of your professional and academic background. The admissions committee will also closely review the qualitative elements of your application, such as letters of recommendation, quality of written essays, relevant work experience, extracurricular and community activities, honors and achievements, and other personal characteristics that will enhance diversity in academic programs.


  Essay Waiver
The essay requirement may be waived for Texas State accounting undergraduate students applying to the B.B.A./M.Acy (5-year Integrated) program who:

  1. provided at least two satisfactory forms of recommendation from Texas State faculty
  2. earned a minimum of a 3.4 GPA or higher in upper-level accounting courses
  3. earned a minimum of a 3.2 GPA or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work