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MPAcc Admissions

Required Documentation for All Degree Seeking Applicants


1. Submit and complete your online application by, or before, the following deadlines:

  • Spring Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of October
    • International: September 1
  • Fall Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of June
    • International: May 1
  • Summer Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of March
    • International: February 1
  • Please note, a $50 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete.

2. Submit Official Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.

  • Applicants should send official, electronic transcripts to from the issuing institution. Scanned copies, PDFs or photos sent by the applicant or any third party are not accepted.
    • If electronic copies are not an option, please have your institution fax your official transcripts to the following number:720-778-5845.
  • MSU Denver official transcripts, or transcripts previously submitted to the university, do not need to be re-requested. The application system will acknowledge MSU Denver records and/or previously submitted transcripts 8-10 business days after the application is submitted.
  • International transcripts must also have an official English translation done by a certified translator and a professional course-by-course evaluation showing equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree. 
    • Applicants can view a full list of acceptable evaluation provider at
    • The evaluation company should provide the official evaluation to at the applicant’s request.


3. Submit Proof of Completion of one of the following items:

  • GMAT score: Your official GMAT score report sent directly from GMAT.
    • Applicants can register for the GMAT at
    • Admissions under this method is based on your GMAT score and GPA. We calculate an index score using this formula: [(GPAx200) + GMAT]
      • If your index is 1200 or above, you will be automatically admitted to the program.
      • If your index is 1000-1199, your application packet will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
      • If your index is below 1000, you do not qualify to be reviewed for admission.
    • Licensure: Official proof of licensure or examination sent directly from the issuing institution, organization, etc.
    • Graduate Degree: Apply with a previous master’s degree or Ph.D. See section 2, above, regarding sending transcripts.
    • Accounting Coursework Assessment: The program offers GMAT waivers for students that show success in undergraduate accounting courses. Details available on the opposite page.


4. Submit Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Your detailed resume
  • List of three (3) references
  • Personal Statement/Essay
    • The essay should address:
      • the significant factors influencing your decision to pursue a Master of Professional Accountancy degree;
      • your personal philosophy, values, and professional experiences;
      • your career plans and focus in the field of accounting;
      • your strengths, unique characteristics, and leadership experiences that are relevant to the accounting profession;
      • a time you were given critical feedback and your reaction;
      • why you believe MSU Denver’s MPAcc program is best suited for your educational and professional goals; and
      • how you will manage the rigorous demands of graduate education.


An MSU Denver admission counselor will confirm via email once your GMAT scores are received by the MPAcc program.

Email to ask if you meet GMAT Waiver criteria.

   Degree Seeking Application Deadlines

*Free Application Days: February 13 & 14, 2021!*



  • Domestic: Third Monday in April | April 19, 2021
  • International: February 1


  • Domestic: Third Monday in July | July 19, 2021
  • International: May 1


  • Domestic: Third Monday in November | November 15, 2021 
  • International: September 1


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