All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
There is a priority application date of June 1 for Fall admissions, November 1 for Spring admissions, and February 1 for Summer admissions. Applications will continue to be accepted after these dates, but course availability is not guaranteed.
- submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.shtml);
- submit three letters of recommendation from professors or professionals that address the applicant’s potential to successfully complete a Master of Accountancy program;
- submit official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT);
- submit official transcripts of all previous college work.
The Master of Accountancy in Accounting requires completion of a 9 credit-hour core and 21 credit hours in electives. The chosen capstone course must be passed with a grade of B- or higher with a maximum enrollment of two times. The degree is to be completed within six years from the time of admission to the degree program.
The business prerequisites for a student seeking the M.Acc.degree are BLAW 3400, Legal Environment of Business; ECON 2410 or 2420, Principles of Economics; QM 6000, Quantitative Methods Survey; INFS 3100, Principles of Management Information Systems; and FIN 3010, Business Finance. A recent graduate of an AACSB-accredited program would normally possess an adequate background in these prerequisites. In addition, students entering the M.Acc. degree program must have completed an additional 18 hours of prerequisites including ACTG 3110 and 3120, Intermediate Accounting I and II; ACTG 3310, Cost Accounting; ACTG 4510, Accounting Systems; ACTG 4550, Introduction to Federal Income Tax; and ACTG 4620 or ACTG 4640, External Auditing I or Internal Auditing.
The Master of Accountancy fulfills the requirement to sit for the CPA exam in Tennessee.
No foreign language or thesis is required in the program.
Students are required to complete a degree plan at time of admission.
Candidates must file a Notice of Intent to Graduate Form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candiate intends to graduate.
Students who have credit for the undergraduate equivalent of a 5000-level course are not permitted to enroll in the 5000-level course for credit.