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Admission Requirements for MS in Accounting

Admission is highly selective. Applicants who meet the minimum criteria are not automatically admitted to the program.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must possess at a minimum:

  • A U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Completed application
  • Recommended minimum GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • English exam (for international students)
    • Minimum total score for TOEFL iBT is 100, IELTS Academic 7.0, Duolingo English Test 120
    • Preferred speaking score for TOEFL is 23, IELTS, 7.0
    • Institution code for TOEFL is 2823, department code is 02 if required
    • IELTS: Please contact the test center directly where you took the test and request that your official test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically to our institution.
      • E-download Account Name: Syracuse University-Graduate Admissions
      • E-download Account Address: Enrollment Processing 400 Ostrom Ave. Syracuse NY 13244
Applicants are also recommended to submit a GMAT or GRE score.* 

*The GMAT or GRE is not required for the 2022 admission cycle. Applicants that do submit a score may improve their chances of being admitted, as well as increase their opportunity for merit based scholarships.

No formula is employed in admission decision-making. Candidates are evaluated individually, with special consideration given to professional experience and accomplishments, including potential for career growth and advancement. Other factors considered are the candidate's prior academic success, the GMAT exam, and communication skills as evidenced in the application essays.

Historically, one of the Whitman School's greatest strengths has been the diversity of its student body. We continue to seek candidates with diverse racial, ethnic, social, academic, and professional backgrounds and career goals.