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How to Apply

Let us know when you're ready to join our Full-Time MAcc program and we'll help you get started.

Getting started with your application is easy and we're here to help. Below is a checklist that will walk you step by step through the process. If you have any questions along the way, please contact our Full-Time MAcc Admissions Team at 740-593-2053 or macc@ohio.edu.

Early Assurance Program

There is an Early Assurance Program that guarantees your spot in the Master of Accountancy upon graduation with not additional application or entrance requirements. Early Assurance Program

Step 1: Online application and transcripts 

Start your application

The online graduate student application allows you to create a password-protected account so you can return to the application, enter information, and upload documents at your convenience.

  • Start your online application
  • The non-refundable application fee is $50 for U.S citizens/permanent residents and $55 for international applicants
  • Full-Time MAcc program code is MY6163 (use MY6102 if you have an undergraduate degree in a business major other than accounting; use MY6105 for a non-business undergraduate degree)
  • Choose the appropriate entry term

Curriculum for Related Undergraduate Degree

If you have an undergraduate degree in a field other than accounting, your curriculum will include the necessary coursework to prepare you to be successful in this industry and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

Please select the appropriate program code when you apply to indicate whether your undergraduate degree was in accounting (MY6163), another business pathway (MY6102), or a non-business pathway (MY6105).

If you are unsure whether you need to take these courses, please contact our admissions team at 740-593-2053 or macc@ohio.edu.


Request an official transcript from all institutions of higher education you have attended and arrange for them to be sent to OHIO's Graduate College.

  • Electronic submission (preferred): 
    Choose “Ohio University” as recipient and use graduate@ohio.edu for email if needed.
  • Mailing address (if electronic submission is not available):
    Graduate College
    1 Ohio University
    Grosvenor Hall 102
    Athens, OH 45701 USA

Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must be official or registrar-certified and in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible. Learn more about international transcripts

Step 2: Prepare deliverables 

Recommendation Letters

Arrange for two professional or academic references to submit letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should speak to your level of maturity and leadership qualities, and include the provider’s relationship to you and their complete address and contact information, including a clearly identifiable professional email address.

When prompted on the online application, request that your recommenders be contacted through the online application process for electronic submission of their recommendation letters. You’ll need to enter each individual’s name and email address.


Upload a current professional resume as an attachment to your online application in the supplemental materials section.

Professional Statement

Your professional statement should include your accomplishments, career goals, objectives, and the value of the Master of Accountancy degree to achieving your career goals. Please also address any weaknesses in your application materials, such as a low GPA. 

Upload this document to your online application in the supplemental materials section. Please limit the length of your statement to no more than two double-spaced pages.


The GMAT/GRE is not required. 

Admissions Decisions

Admission to the Full-Time MAcc program is highly competitive and selective. Admissions decisions will be made on or before the Decision Date for each round. A letter will be emailed to each applicant from the College of Business, followed by an official letter from the Graduate College.

Ready to Apply?

When you're ready, you can start your application. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact our Full-Time MAcc Admissions Team at 740-593-2053 or macc@ohio.edu. We're available to help Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Early Assurance Program

Through this program, students receive a guaranteed spot in the Master of Accountancy program early in an undergraduate career or as part of their admission from high school. Benefits include a simple application/no grad school application; no test score (GRE or GMAT) requirement; mentoring from graduate students; co-curricular program activities; and a guaranteed place in the Master of Accountancy program as long as you maintain program requirements during your undergraduate time at OHIO.

There is no application fee, no standardized test requirement, and no additional transcript, essay, or letters of recommendation. Simply click on the appropriate button below to complete the 5-minute application.

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