College of Business & Economics

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

3+2 Admission

This program is designed for outstanding junior-level students who meet the following criteria by the beginning of Spring Quarter of their junior year. 

Application Requirements: 

  • Have completed at least 110 undergraduate credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have completed at least 16 upper-division accounting credits, including Accounting 342, with a GPA of at least 3.2
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and to reason analytically, logically, and creatively
  • Resume 
  • At least two faculty recommendations - Faculty Recommendation Form
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500‐750 words application letter that includes information:
    • How the WWU MPAcc will enable you to advance your career goals
    • Your choice of the Western MPAcc over other academic options
    • The attributes you will bring to the program to contribute to an effective graduate school experience for both you and your classmates
  • All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb Application and pay the $100 application fee
  • Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended. If admitted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts

 

Candidates receive conditional admission to the Graduate School at the time of their acceptance into the 3+2 Integrated program. Conversion to full graduate status by the Graduate School is based on the recommendation of the MPAcc Committee and the following:

  • Completion of the undergraduate degree
  • Acceptable GPA in all courses taken

4+1 Admission

This program is designed for outstanding students who meet the following criteria. To be eligible for consideration for the 4+1 MPAcc, a student must have:

  • Bachelor's Degree with an accounting emphasis from an AACSB accredited business school prior to beginning graduate study
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter hours of study
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA in upper-division accounting courses
  • Note** If you do not have the required GPA, you may be asked to present an acceptable GMAT score 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, and to reason analytically, logically, and creatively
  • All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb Application and pay the $100 application fee
 
Review of applications begins on February 15 and continues until spaces are filled.