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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Take an Important Step in Your Future Career Growth

**We have extended our Fall 2018 deadline to July 15th. Please note that all applications that are completed after the round 3 deadline will be considered on a space available basis.**

Explore the challenges and opportunities that Mason’s Masters in Accounting program has to offer. Our masters in accounting degree is designed for recent baccalaureate graduates seeking to advance their career potential and also meet the credit requirements necessary to take the Virginia CPA examination.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for our MS in Accounting (the full-time, part-time and accelerated accounting programs), you must have a bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent from an accredited institution or have completed 27 college credits in accounting.

Applicants who have a business degree, but do not have an accounting degree or equivalent will be provisionally admitted until they have completed the following courses or equivalents with a grade of B- or better: ACCT 531, ACCT 532, ACCT 551 and ACCT 561. The pre-requisites are currently only available in-person, not online. Online students with business degree backgrounds are eligible to take these pre-requisite courses in-person if admitted provisionally to the MS in Accounting program.

Applicants who do not have an accounting degree or business degree will be provisionally admitted until they have completed the following courses or equivalents with a grade of B- or better: ACCT 330, ACCT 531, ACCT 532, ACCT 551 and ACCT 561. The pre-requisites are currently only available in-person, not online. Online students with business degree backgrounds are eligible to take these pre-requisite courses in-person if admitted provisionally to the MS in Accounting program.

International applicants on F-1 or J-1 visas with non-accounting backgrounds are not eligible for this program due to the schedule of pre-requisites available. There is an option to complete a dual MS in Management/MS in Accounting degree. If this option is of interest to you, please Julise Daniel (703-993-1857) for additional information.

Click here to learn more about the pre-requisite pathway and program length.

Learn about the masters in accountancy program application requirements and application process.

Fall 2018 Application Deadlines

  DEADLINE DECISION RELEASED ENROLLMENT FORM & FEE DUE
Round One November 15 February 1 March 1
Round Two February 1*† March 15 April 15
Round Three April 1 May 15 June 1

*We highly encourage international applicants to apply by February 1.

†For applicants without a prior accounting or business degree, you will be required to take pre-requisite courses. Due to scheduling, we highly encourage application by February 1 to allow time to enroll in the required pre-requisite courses prior to starting the MSA program. If time and scheduling permits, pre-requisites will be taken in the summer prior to starting the program. If not, pre-requisites will be taken over an academic year, and enrollment in the MSA program will begin the following year.

Complete applications must be submitted by the application deadline dates indicated above. Following the final deadline for the Fall or Spring term, there is no guarantee that you will receive a decision. Decisions will be made on a space available basis. To formally accept an offer of admission, the online enrollment form must be completed by the date listed above.

Early application is encouraged as enrollment is limited and qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that the deadline to apply for George Mason University Scholarships is April 30, 2018.

Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete, including all references, transcripts, the application fee, test scores, and international documentation if applicable. Please note that we will acknowledge documents which are posted/emailed to us when they are processed rather than when they are received. All documents are non-returnable.

Our Personal Invitation

The graduate School of Business is located in Founders Hall on the 4th floor, suite 402. Our address is 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201.

We encourage you to visit and sit in on our classes; attend one of our open receptions where you can speak directly with the director, staff, faculty, alumni, and current students; or make an appointment to meet with graduate admissions staff.

If you would like more information or would like to visit us or speak with the director or staff, please call Julise Daniel (703-993-1857) or complete our inquiry form.