Before we can consider you for admission, you'll need to submit a complete application.

A complete application includes:

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS (International students only)


The GMAT is not required for admission nor at any point during the program, but can strengthen your application for admission and scholarship eligibility. If you decide to include a GMAT score, you’ll have the option to upload it in the online application.


If you’re not a native English speaker, we’ll need a TOEFL or IELTS score to show your language skills. Minimum scores are 100 iBT and 7.0 IELTS (no subscore <6.0). We need an official score report to give an admissions decision. The University of Iowa institution code is 6681. If you submit an IELTS score, you'll be required to take the on-campus English Proficiency Evaluation (EPE).

Online application

The application fee is $60 for domestic candidates and U.S. permanent resident, and $100 for international applicants.

Fill out the online application. When you’re asked for Area of Interest or Specialization, enter one of these:

  • Financial/audit
  • Business analytics
  • Managerial accounting
  • Tax
  • Undecided

Supplemental documents

You'll have the option to upload additional documents as part of your application.

  • Resume
    Your resume should be a maximum of two pages, and in PDF or DOC/DOCX format.
  • Statement of purpose
    Tell us in one page or less: Why are you interested in pursuing a Master of Accountancy?
  • Unofficial transcripts
    Unofficial transcripts or copies are enough for us to make an admissions decision. If you're admitted, you should request unofficial copies to be sent to Graduate Admissions, so your admission can be finalized. University of Iowa undergraduates can skip this step; we already have your academic records.