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Accounting

Graduate Co-Advisors
Dr. Kasey Martin
businessgraduate@txstate.edu
512.245.2566
McCoy Hall, Room 431


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 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 January 15 January 15
Fall - Standard* June 1 June 1
Spring October 1 October 1
Summer I April 1 March 15
Summer II No Admission No Admission

*The Fall 2020 standard deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020.

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.

Application

  Review important information about the online application.


Application Fee

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

  Review important information about application fees.


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

Effective Spring 2021 and beyond

Texas State undergraduate accounting majors with at least an overall 3.2 GPA and a 3.4 GPA in upper-level accounting courses and who earn an “A” the first time taking ACC 3313 and a “B” or better in one additional upper-level accounting course may apply to the graduate program before completing ACC 3314 and additional upper-level accounting courses.

  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 required with competitive scores

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

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

*Due to COVID-19 and testing center closures, GRE or GMAT not required for Fall 2020 applicants.

  Review important information about official test scores.


Documents

  • responses to specific essay questions (two essays are required):
    1. Why have you chosen to pursue a graduate business degree at Texas State University? What do you hope to accomplish during your time in the program?
    2. Tell us about your three most significant accomplishments. Why do you view them as such? What lessons did you learn from them?
    3. optional personal statement: in cover-letter format, you may address the admissions committee about anything related to your background, application, and/or desire to attend graduate school at Texas State Universit 
  • 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. Read additional information below. 

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

  Review important information about documents.


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

  Essay Waiver
The essay requirement may be waived for Texas State accounting undergraduate students who:

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

  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 the 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.