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The application for fall 2014 admission will be available beginning September 1, 2013. We make our admissions decisions according to the deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. They will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.
Application Deadlines for fall 2014
|Round: || |
|Notification on or before: |
October 1, 2013
|December 15, 2013 |
November 15, 2013
|January 25, 2014 |
January 4, 2014
|March 31, 2014 |
|February 15, 2014 ||April 20, 2014 |
|5 ||April 1, 2014** ||June 1, 2014|
**After April 1 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served space-available basis. If you intend to apply during rolling admissions, please contact Nikki Lemley, Associate Director of Specialized Masters Programs Admissions, or email us at MACCInfo@wustl.edu to confirm that seats are still available.
Washington University Undergraduate Students
If you're a Washington University student who is interested in pursing a Master of Accounting degree, it is recommended that you contact Nikki Lemley
prior to entering your junior year.
What does it take to be admitted to Olin's MACC Program?
We review each applicant on a number of factors, looking for individuals with strong academic, professional, and extracurricular activities. We base our selections on your past performance, quantitative skills, and communication skills. To ensure diversity in each entering class, we admit students with various backgrounds, experiences, talents, and interests.
You must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, comparable to Washington University's four-year bachelor's degree, at the time of enrollment in the MACC program.
Although professional work experience is not a requirement for admission, most successful applicants have had significant internship and/or work experience prior to acceptance into the MACC program.
While there are no specific accounting course prerequisites for admission to the MACC program, most applicants will have completed Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, and perhaps other more advanced accounting courses prior to entering their MACC studies.
Students who have not previously taken accounting course work would be required to come to Washington University in August to take preliminary course work prior to the start of the regular academic year. These preliminary courses are in addition to the 33 hours of graduate-level course work required for the MACC degree.
All enrolled students will be required to take an Accounting readiness exam prior to the Foundations course.
Upon completion of the MACC Program, you’ll have enough credits to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in states with the “150-hour rule.”
You must take ownership of your CPA exam preparation. We encourage you to enroll in a course outside the University to fill any gaps in skills. We also recommend you consult with your advisor about specific requirements, since each state has different qualifications.
If you plan to take the exam in Missouri, please refer to the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. All state rules are outlined in the table on the NASBA.org site. Information about other state requirements can be found on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) website at http://www.aicpa.org/states/stmap.htm.