MPAcc Admission

Admission Requirements

Both the 3+2 Integrated MPAcc and the 4+1 Traditional MPAcc are limited enrollment, highly selective graduate program options. Since the revised curriculum began in Fall Quarter 2013, 18 students have enrolled in MPAcc Program.  All 18 have secured a professional accounting internship, successfully graduated on time, and joined professional accounting organizations with the majority employed by Moss Adams, VSH, Clark Nuber, and EY.

Satisfying the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into either program option.

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. To be eligible for consideration for the 3+2 MPAcc, a student must at the time of application:

  • 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.
  • Provide recommendations from at least two WWU accounting faculty members.

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
  • Acceptable GMAT score
  • Official 3+2 MPAcc application

How to Apply: 

Follow the steps in the 3 + 2 Application Checklist.  Submit your application to the department during the first week of spring quarter. 

3+ 2 Checklist

Faculty Recommendation Form

Graduate School Application

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
  • Acceptable GMAT score.
  • Acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score for applicants who are not native English speakers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, and to reason analytically, logically, and creatively

How To Apply 4 + 1 (Traditional) Program

Submit an official Graduate School application. Review of applications begins on February 15 and continues until spaces are filled.