When you're ready to apply to the College of Business Master of Accountancy, we're here to help. We want your application process to be smooth and successful, so please reach out to us.

When you’re ready to translate your academic skills into professional success, the Master of Accountancy program at the CSU College of Business is here for you. Position yourself as a strategic member of any organization by transforming business practices, exploring new ways to use accounting and creating lasting change.

Our program is designed for professionals at every stage in their accounting career. As part of the Master of Accountancy program, you’re giving yourself every advantage on the National Uniform CPA Exam. Starting a career in accounting means immersing yourself in accounting theory and technology while also sharpening your communication and business leadership skills. In response to major changes across the world, the field of accounting has become more dynamic than ever before. As an accounting professional, you recognize that a specialized Masters degree is an excellent way to refine your skills and stay ahead of the myriad of recent changes that have occurred. 

If you're looking to pass your industry exams with confidence or looking to take the next step in your career as an accounting professional, our program is for you. By completing the Master of Accountancy program, you’ll become a part of a community that’s made up of more than 35,000 alumni. Shape your career and apply. 

Eligibility and Requirements

We know you're more than a test score or a grade. The admissions committee takes a holistic approach when considering applications, which means we look at who you are as a person and what you would bring to our program and campus community. While we encourage our applicants to meet the minimum criteria, the inability to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas. Generally, Master of Accountancy applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

Application Deadline

  • Fall AdmissionEarly applicants
    apply by Jan 1
    International applicants
    apply by May 1
    All remaining US applicants
    apply by July 1
  • Spring AdmissionInternational applicants
    apply by Oct 1
    All remaining applicants
    apply by Dec 1

Please be aware that deadlines for financial aid may occur before the admission deadlines.

Application Process

The time it takes to complete the application process mostly depends on how long it takes you to gather your materials. Completing your portion quickly will allow us to give you a decision sooner. The information below should help you with the application process, but please contact us if you have any questions.

We strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline, but submit your application well in advance. Admissions are competitive and made on a rolling basis.

  1. Submit CSU Graduate School Application online
    • Visit gradadmissions.colostate.edu/apply to start your application.
    • Under "Select an application type," choose the term that you are applying to.
    • Under "Program," choose from: Accountancy (M.A.C.C.), Accountancy/Taxation (M.A.C.C.), Accountancy/Data Analytics and Systems (M.A.C.C.), or Accountancy/Financial Analysis, Auditing, and Reporting (M.A.C.C.).
    • Request/upload application materials directly to your online application and then submit.
      As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. You do not need to wait for recommendations, scores, or transcripts to move your application forward.
  1. Pay the application fee

    Use a credit card to pay your application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants).

  2. Submit the online applicant data sheet

    Use your CSU ID number to complete and submit the College of Business applicant data sheet. After you submit your application online, you will receive a CSU ID number in approximately two to three days, unless you already have one (alumni and current students).

  3. Check your status
    We know you are eager to hear about your application status, so you can check it any time to make sure your application is complete or to keep an eye on updates. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is complete.

  4. Schedule an Admissions Interview (invitation only)
    You will be invited to complete an admissions interview. Interviews are conducted by invitation only. You are selected based on the quality of the completed application. We will only offer admission to a candidate once they have completed an interview with a member of the Program Admissions Committee and a completed application has been received.
  5. Apply for Scholarships, Assistantships, and Fellowships 
    To increase your chance for funding, you are encouraged to apply for funding as soon as you submit your application. More information about assistantships can be found here.

  6. Accept your admission
    Confirm your decision to attend through your admissions application

Interview Policy and Process

Interviews are conducted by invitation only. Applicants to the graduate program are selected to interview based on the quality of a completed application. We will not offer admission to a candidate until they have completed a personal interview with the Program Director and a completed application has been reviewed.

If you are chosen to interview, we will send you an email message that describes the process for scheduling an interview. Interviews may be conducted virtually via Slate Scheduler.

Interviews are typically conducted with the applicant and Program Director. Interviews usually take approximately 20 minutes and include questions focused on career goals, and professional/academic experience. If time allows at the end, applicants are welcome to ask questions about the program and admission process. The suggested attire for the interview is business casual. Unless otherwise notified, applicants do not need to bring any materials to the interview.