Master of Accountancy Program Admissions

Qualifications & Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Strong academic performance
  • Demonstrated professional interest in accountancy

Admissions Process

Applying to a program at the GW School of Business may seem like a complicated process, but the GWSB admissions team is here to help. The application process for the Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program can be found on our How to Apply page. All application materials should be sent to the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office. The GRE or GMAT test is not required — however, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them.

From scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements, we offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your Master of Accountancy degree.

Tuition and Fees

Please visit the Student Accounts Office for a complete list of tuition rates and fees.

Other Expenses

  • Student Health Insurance
    GW offers voluntary comprehensive health insurance through Aetna Student Health. All F-1 and J-1 international students are automatically enrolled. See the Student Health Insurance page for rates and other important information.
  • Housing
    View information about on-campus and off-campus housing for full-time GW graduate students.

MAccy Curriculum

The Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program is 30 credit hours long. Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students must successfully complete the following course and program requirements to be eligible for the Master of Accountancy degree.

Download the MAccy Roadmaps

Program Requirements

  • Complete 21 credits in accounting.
  • Achieve at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation.
  • Complete all degree requirements within five (5) years.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 30 credits of the following coursework to be eligible for graduation.

MAccy Prerequisites*

  • Financial Accounting | 3 Credits
    GWSB Equivalent ACCY 2001 or ACCY 6101

  • Managerial Accounting | 1.5 Credits
    GWSB Equivalent ACCY 2002

  • Micro or Macroeconomics | 1.5-3 Credits
    GWSB Equivalent MBAD 6242 or ACCY 6900

  • Statistics | 1.5 Credits
    GWSB Equivalent STAT 1051

*MAccy prerequisite courses may be waived for students who have completed courses earning a grade of B- or better. Courses must have been taken within five years prior to the first semester of enrollment in the program. Students must consult their academic advisor for GWSB equivalents.

Core Courses | 15 Credits**

** Core courses (with the exception of ACCY 6201 and ACCY 6202) may be waived based on previous academic coursework. See the MAccy Core Course Waiver Policy for details.

Accountancy Electives | 9 Credits

Students are required to complete nine credits of graduate level courses within the Department of Accountancy.

General Electives | 6 Credits

Students are required to complete six credits of graduate level courses offered at the School of Business or another GWU School with approval from either the Administrative or Faculty Director.

Elective courses must be taken for a letter grade with the exception of courses taken at the GW Law School where courses are letter graded and then converted to a CR on the graduate transcript.

Bachelor of Accountancy or BBA & Master of Accountancy 4+1 Program

The 4+1 Program offered by the GW School of Business allows students to complete a Bachelor of Accountancy or BBA as well as a Master of Accountancy in five years. A minimum of 30 total credits are required for the Master of Accountancy degree. Six credits of graduate coursework can be shared between the two programs. Be aware that students must complete 150 credits to sit for the CPA exam and should speak with the graduate academic advisor for more information on sharing credits.

Learn More About the 4+1 Program

Admitted Student Profile

While we do not have minimum requirements for test scores, GPA or work experience, our program does attract top academic and professional talent. Statistics from a recent admission period are as follows:

  • Average GMAT Score: 692
  • Average GPA: 3.53
  • Percentage Military or Veteran: 1.8%
  • Percentage Female: 74%
  • Percentage International: 74%
  • Average Age: 24

Contact Information

The George Washington University School of Business
Master of Accountancy
2201 G Street NW, Funger Hall, suite 601
Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: 202-994-1212
Fax: 202-994-3571
Email: [email protected]


Application Deadlines

Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission.

All Fall 2021 applications are now closed.




December 10, 2022

January 15, 2022

January 15, 2022


Please note: Summer deadlines only apply to the Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program. MAccy students requiring an F1 visa should limit their applications to the fall or spring semesters only.


Next Steps

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