Master of Accountancy


Program Director:

Dr. John Wermert
Business and Aerospace Building, N418

Graduate Analyst: Felisia Griner

Accounting is a dynamic profession that offers graduates a wide variety of career opportunities, and MTSU's quality accounting program is respected by the business community. Our graduates are routinely placed in international, regional, and local public accounting firms as well as manufacturing companies, service companies, and government. The Accounting Department is accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for university business programs, and is part of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, which is also accredited by AACSB International.

The Masters of Accountancy offers graduate students the chance to tailor their programs to better fulfill their personal career goals.

Admission Requirements:

The tentative application deadline is February 15 for those wishing to be considered for graduate assistantships and admission in the summer or fall. October 1 is the tentative application deadline for admission in the spring. Applications will be accepted after these dates, but admission consideration is not guaranteed.

Applicants must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) if required;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

NOTE: Students applying for an assistantship must also submit three letters of recommendation from professors or professionals that address the applicants’ potential to successfully complete a Master of Accountancy program.

The student must meet one of the following:

  • Student has an undergraduate accounting degree field from an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited institution with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00.
  • Student has an overall composite score > 950, calculated as (Cumulative GPA x 200) + GMAT, with a minimum GMAT of 400.
  • Student has an upper-division composite score > 1,000, calculated as (Upper Division GPA x 200 ) + GMAT, with a minimum GMAT of 400.
  • International students must comply with the following provision: For undergraduate degrees from foreign institutions where a grade point average cannot be clearly established but where that work is thought to be equivalent to domestic grades of B or higher, admission eligibility may be determined by the GMAT score. A score of at least 450 is required for unconditional admission under such circumstances. Preparatory work taken at institutions with grading systems paralleling those of most U. S. institutions must conform to a B average.
  • Students without an undergraduate degree in Accounting may apply for admission to the Master of Accountancy program as long as they meet the requirements in (2) or (3) above. In addition, these students will be required to complete certain prerequisite undergraduate accounting courses including (but not limited to) Principles of Accounting I and II, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Cost Accounting, Introduction to Federal Income Tax, Auditing, Legal Environment of Management (Business Law), Survey of Economic Theory, Quantitative Methods Survey, Survey of Information Systems Issues, and Survey of Managerial Finance. (***See Catalog for more details***)



Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466