Applying to the MAc Program

Admission to the MAc Program is open to all majors.

Accounting majors

Pick the clearest and most rewarding path to your CPA licensure and a master’s degree in just one year. Make your 30 hours count by maximizing your odds of passing the CPA exam and earning a  degree that will set you apart throughout your career. Starting in fall 2020, no GMAT is required for UI undergraduate accounting majors.

Non-accounting majors

Fast-track to a career known for its stellar job prospects. The MAc offers you a path to a business master’s and CPA licensure at the same time. If you’re unsure how to plan any remaining undergraduate coursework to meet the program requirements, contact us to discuss your options.

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Paying for your MAc degree

A MAc degree from the University of Iowa is an investment in your most valuable asset—you. We’ve given this investment an ROI that’s hard to beat, with one of the most affordable tuition rates among top-tier programs and generous financial aid packages.

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Application deadlines

Admission to the MAc Program is selective and we have limited capacity. Apply early.

About the deadlines

Applying before the priority deadline best positions you for scholarships and other financial awards given by the program.

  Fall (August) Spring (January) Summer (June)
Priority Deadline March 1 October 1  December 1
Final International Deadline April 15 October 1 March 1
Final Domestic Deadline July 15 December 1 April 1

Minimum requirements

You must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for admission.

Bachelor’s degree

Earned from a regionally accredited college/university or equivalent from another country. We accept students from all undergraduate majors; an accounting degree is not required.


3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or foreign equivalent.


We recommend a total score of 550 or greater to be seriously considered for admission, with a verbal score at the 50th percentile or above. GRE is not accepted. University of Iowa undergraduates with an accounting major are waived from the GMAT requirement.

English proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS

International candidates only. Minimum scores are 100 iBT, 600 CBT, and 7.0 IELTS (no subscore <6.0).

See application process