Admission Requirements

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. We are currently unable to accept applications to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program from international applicants who will study on an F-1 student visa that is sponsored by Loyola University Maryland.

Qualifications

The MAcc program focuses on students who have an undergraduate accounting degree or its equivalent. The guidelines used by the admission committee give promising applicants the opportunity to undertake graduate work. A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committee values previous academic achievement, work experience assessed through a resume, and professional references.

Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. Individuals will also be informed of any undergraduate courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their academic studies. A program manager will assist in planning your program of study. Students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor. In evaluating applicants, the committee considers many aspects of performance including each portion of the GMAT, undergraduate/graduate performance and progression, career progress if applicable,  references, professional certifications and awards, and other evidence of the applicant's capacity to successfully pursue graduate study in business.

Admission Requirements

A completed application consists of the following documents:

  • Online aplication form; Non-refundable fee of $60
  • Essay/personal statement (the essay prompt can be found on the MyAccount page)
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service within five years of the application deadline. Loyola's institution code is 5370. Applicants who have already taken the GRE revised General Test (August 2011 and later) may supply this score in lieu of the GMAT. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org). Scores will be converted using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools produced by the ETS.
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended.  This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, coursework taken in high school, and from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate.  Admitted students who fail to submit a final degree-posted transcript will not be permitted to register. Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (excluding study abroad programs) must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by a NACES approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program.  The evaluation must establish that the applicant has earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org).
  • One professional letter of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL Score Report required if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English (no more than two years old). Official scores must be mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service. Loyola's institution code is 5370.

Supplemental application materials should be sent via mail or email to:

Loyola University Maryland
Graduate Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 1447
Beltsville, MD 20704
Email: graddocs@loyola.edu

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.


As chair of the Accounting Advisory Board and a future employer of accounting students, Iā€™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, KPMB 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 ā€˜77 Partner, McGladrey, 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 ā€˜08

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