Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet UW Graduate School Admission Requirements to be eligible for admission to the MS Accounting Program.
 

Graduate School Minimum Admission Requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
     
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits.
     
  • Be proficient in English: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The ways in which proficiency can be demonstrated are outlined in Memo 8: Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements.

General UW Bothell MS Accounting Program Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed, or expect to have completed by the time they start in the Master’s program, an undergraduate degree program in Accounting or in Business at a recognized four-year U.S. University or equivalent institution. The program is presently not designed to accommodate applicants with non-Business undergraduate degrees.
     
  • In addition to having completed the necessary pre-requisite coursework, admission decisions will be based on multiple criteria such as the candidate’s overall and accounting GPAs, personal interviews and, unless specifically waived by the admissions committee, performance on the GMAT exam. If you have questions about the GMAT exam, please contact the program office.