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 the U.S. equivalent of a 3.0 or above grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits. Applicants with a grade-point-average slightly lower than 3.0 may still be considered since the application is considered in its entirety.

  • 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 (with MSA prerequisites) at a recognized four-year U.S. university or equivalent institution.

  • Students that do not have an undergraduate degree in Accounting or Business but complete the necessary prerequisite coursework are also eligible to apply.


  • *2020 Applicants:  As a special consideration during the current health crisis, the GMAT or GRE requirement has been temporarily suspended. No GMAT or GRE score is currently required for fall quarter, 2020 MSA applications at UW Bothell. If you already have test scores, you may apply with them if desired. Questions? Contact


  • 2021 Applicants:  You may apply any time for 2021, and if a GMAT or GRE test score is needed, you will be contacted.  Any future GMAT or GRE requirements will be announced in Autumn, 2020.  You may apply prior to the announcement and will be informed if further items are required for your application. In addition to having completed the necessary prerequisite coursework, admission decisions will be based on multiple criteria such as the candidate’s overall and accounting GPAs, recommendations, and personal interviews.


Required Application Materials

  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • References
  • Transcripts
  • GMAT score

*GMAT wavier available for qualified applicants
*TOEFL scores may be required for non-English native speaking candidates