Getting in

Admission is open to all majors

The number of semesters to graduate depends on your undergraduate major and more specifically, the courses you took. If you majored in accounting in undergrad, you'll probably need just two semesters to complete the MAc degree. Non-accounting majors typically need more time, but it depends on your undergrad courses.

Accounting majors

Pick the clearest and most rewarding path to your CPA licensure and earn 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. 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.

Application deadlines

Admission to the MAc Program is selective and we have limited capacity. Apply before the priority deadline to be considered for scholarships and other financial awards given by the program. In general, over 90% of MAc students received a financial award.

Fall (August)

Priority Deadline: March 1

Final International Deadline:
April 15

Final Domestic Deadline: July 15

Spring (January)

Priority Deadline: October 1

Final International Deadline: October 1

Final Domestic Deadline: December 1

Summer (June)

Priority Deadline: December 1

Final International Deadline: March 1

Final Domestic Deadline: April 1

Minimum requirements

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.

GPA

3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or foreign equivalent.

GMAT

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 and 7.0 IELTS (no subscore <6.0).