Master of AccountingApplication & Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a four-year business Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Be in good standing with all previously-attended colleges and universities. 
  • Show high promise of success in graduate studies as determined by the faculty based upon a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score. The GMAT requirement will be waived if the student has a:
    • graduate degree from an AACSB accredited university;
    • passed all parts of the CPA exam or;
    • obtained an undergraduate accounting degree from FIU with a GPA of at least 3.25 in their upper-level undergraduate coursework AND a 3.0 GPA in classes equivalent to Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACG 4101), Financial Accounting II (ACG 4111), Management Accounting (ACG 4341), and Income Tax Accounting (TAX 4001);
  • Have a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0;
  • TOEFL or IELTS SCORES: If you earned your Bachelor Degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum scores for the TOEFL are: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based and 80 internet-based. Minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.

Application deadline

  Fall AdmissiomSpring Admission
International Students
Submit a graduate application
Submit all supporting materials*
April 1
May 1
September 1st
October 1st
U.S. applicants Submit a graduate application and supporting materials* June 1 October 1st

*This includes academic credentials, test scores, and Declaration of Finances.

Admissions at the graduate level are competitive and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Application Process (All Applicants)

To apply for the program:
  • Complete the online application.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of US $30.00.

You may submit this, even if you haven’t yet taken the GMAT or TOEFL.

Submit all materials to:

FIU - Master of Accounting
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
Miami, Florida 33199
  1. Official transcripts: request transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities, in a sealed envelope. If your official transcript is not in English, you must submit two original transcripts from your university. The first set of transcripts must remain in the sealed envelope. The second set of transcripts should be sent to an official translation agency for translation.
  2. Official proof of degree: a copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript. (If you are an FIU bachelor’s or master’s degree graduate, there is no need to have additional transcripts sent.)
  3. Current resume. Submit your current work resume to gradadv@fiu.edu.
  4. Graduate student applicants whose studies were completed outside of the U.S must demonstrate proficiency of the English language by presenting a minimum score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL (equivalent to 550 on the paper-based version) or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IETLS). To obtain information about the TOEFL exam, please contact the English Language Institute at 305-348-2222, or visit www.toefl.org. To obtain more information on the IELT, visit www.ielts.org. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.

Florida Residents: Two proofs of residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions. For a list of acceptable documents please click here.

The Chapman Graduate School of Business offers special GMAT preparation courses throughout the year.

If you fail to meet one or more of the above criteria, or feel your earned GPA or standardized test scores are not indicative of your ability to be successful in a graduate degree program, please submit additional documentation to augment your application portfolio.

As this is a competitive program, those candidates with the best combination of GPA and test scores will have first opportunity of acceptance.

You must submit a completed application packet to be considered. Meeting minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission. If you wish to further strengthen your application, you may also submit up to two letters of recommendation.

Apply now!

To check the status of your application, please call 305.348.3501 or e-mail the MACC office at gradadv@fiu.edu.


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