Master of Accounting Admissions

Master of Accounting Application Deadlines

  • March 1 - Summer priority deadline
  • May 1 - Summer final deadline
  • June 1 - Fall priority deadline
  • August 1 - Fall final deadline

At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis. Please review international applicant deadlines below.

International Applicant Deadlines

The MAcc program is currently unavailable for students who require F-1 student visa status (a Form I-20 cannot be issued for this program). International applicants who reside in the United States under another visa type that allows for online or part-time studies may be eligible for this program. International applicants outside of the United States are eligible to complete this program fully online from outside the U.S.

International applicants must submit a complete application for admission (including all supplemental documentation) by the following deadline:

  • Fall Semester: April 1

Qualifications

The MAcc program focuses on applicants who have a bachelor's degree in accounting or the following equivalent prerequisite coursework:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing

Master of Accounting Admissions Requirements

The following should be completed online/uploaded on the application:

  • Online application form; Non-refundable fee of $60
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Essay/personal statement
  • One professional/academic letter of recommendation
  • Important Note: The Loyola MAcc program will no longer be considering GMAT/GRE scores as a part of our application process. Applicants should refrain from sending GMAT/GRE score reports since they will not be reviewed even if they are received.

Test Scores

The following test scores should be submitted directly from the test administrator to Loyola (Loyola's institution code is 5370): Official English language examination scores are required for applicants who have not earned (or will not be earning) a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university where English is the sole language of instruction. For additional details and a list of accepted English language exams, visit the English Language Examination Requirements page.

Transcripts

We strongly recommend that all applicants have their schools send us official e-transcripts if possible. If your school uses an automated transcript request service, select “Loyola University Maryland” as the receiving institution, and be sure to select “Graduate” or “Graduate Admission” as the receiving office. If your school does not use an automated transcript request service but will still send an official transcript on your behalf via email, have your school send your transcript to graduate@loyola.edu.

If your school is unable to provide electronic transcripts of any kind, your transcripts must be sent to us by mail in envelopes sealed by the school. Our mailing address can be found on the Graduate Admission webpage.

  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers and advanced standing.
  • All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service. Visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services.
  • International applicants must also complete additional requirements. Please visit the Graduate Admission for International Students page.

Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at macc@loyola.edu.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Important Licensure Information:

Loyola University Maryland offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Maryland. States and other jurisdictions vary in what professions they require to be licensed and the requirements for licensure within their borders. Loyola University Maryland programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the state of Maryland. Students planning to become licensed in another state other than Maryland should contact the licensing agency for that state or jurisdiction to determine the appropriate requirements of the state-specific licensing board.

Non-Discrimination

Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. The designated compliance officer to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is David Tiscione, Director of Title IX, Compliance, and Assessment, 105 Jenkins Hall, 410-617-5171, dmtiscione@loyola.edu. Loyola University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, alien students. This publication does not constitute an express or implied contract. Loyola reserves the right to amend or rescind this publication at any time.

Title IX

For information about the Title IX Grievance Process, see the Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for Students and for Employees.

To report any Sexual Harassment or any form of sexual misconduct or related behaviors, please contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at graduate@loyola.edu or 410-617-5020.

Hear from Greyhounds
As chair of the Accounting Advisory Board and a future employer of accounting students, I’m excited this new program will offer a clear path to completion of the 150-hour requirement, in addition to building a pipeline of very qualified CPAs for years to come.
Christine Aspell, BBA & Partner, KPMG LLP
The new MAcc curriculum is focused on developing deeper technical, communication and decision making skills, providing graduates crucial tools for successful careers in public accounting and beyond.
Bob Jirsa, BA ’77, Partner, RSM US LLP
RSM has a long and very successful relationship with Loyola - supporting its programs, its faculty and staff, and its students. Over the years, we have recruited many of our most successful professionals from Loyola’s undergraduate and graduate programs. As a Loyola alumnus myself, I’m always proud when another Loyola student or alumnus joins the Firm.
Robert J. Callens, ’81, Partner, RSM US LLP
While earning a Masters will almost certainly qualify a student to earn his or her CPA license, the true benefit such programs provide comes from a truly increased depth of knowledge.
John Peter Krahel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting
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