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Master of Accountancy

The University of North Georgia offers a Master of Accountancy degree; this degree is designed to allow students to acquire the additional mastery of accounting knowledge that is desired by many employers. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates will have satisfied all educational requirements for the CPA license in the state of Georgia. A CPA certificate is an essential element for a career in public accounting and is highly beneficial in other accounting areas.

Application & Supporting Documents Deadline

Fall - May 1
Spring - November 16
Summer - May 1
Note: All application materials are to be received prior to the deadline. If program capacity is met prior to established admission deadlines, we will stop accepting applications for admission and cancel remaining incomplete applicants. Completing your application earlier is better.

Quick Facts

Day-time classes offered on the Dahlonega campus
Evening classes offered on the Gainesville campus
Program start fall, spring, or summer
Part-time and full-time options
30 hour program completed in 1 year with full-time option
Possible GMAT/GRE waiver
Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Degree Seeking Regular

Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited, four year institution in the United States.
  • Required Minimum Grade Point Average: 2.5 or above for all upper-division courses and 3.0 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures, or above in all accounting courses.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) of not less than 500 or an official score on the GRE General Test of not less than 295, verbal and quantitative combined. Only GMAT or GRE scores less than five years old will be considered.
  • Applicants may EXEMPT the GMAT or GRE with evidence of
    • an advanced degree, Master’s, Doctorate, in any field from a regionally accredited institution
    • an accounting professional certification (e.g. CPA, CFE, CIA, CMA, CFP or similar designation)
    • one year of professional accounting work experience as evidenced by submitted resume
    • UNG and other AACSB institution accounting majors may also exempt the GMAT or GRE by earning an upper level accounting GPA of at least 3.75 and an overall GPA of 3.5, (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures, or higher.
  • Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Master of Accountancy program is waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement for Spring 2021 applicants.
  • Required Supplemental Documents
    • Letter of Interest explaining the applicant's purpose for completing the MAcc Program
    • Professional Resume
    • 2 professional recommendation letters from a professor or employer

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include a check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.
  • Required supplemental documents may be uploaded with your application or emailed to grads@ung.edu.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.

You may exempt the GRE/GMAT with evidence of an advanced degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution an accounting professional certification (e.g. CPA, CFE, CIA, CMA, CFP or similar designation), or 3 years of accounting work experience as evidenced by submitted resume.

Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Submit a birth certificate or Georgia driver’s license to enable UNG to determine eligibility.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia and 62 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.

Non-Degree

An applicant interested in taking graduate courses in accounting, but not interested in pursuing a graduate degree, may apply as a non-degree graduate student.

Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited, four year institution in the United States.
  • Students must receive pre-approval from the Mike Cottrell College of Business Director of Graduate Programs before enrolling in courses.
  • Required Minimum Grade Point Average: 2.5 or above for all upper-division courses and 3.0 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures, or above in all accounting courses.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) of not less than 500 or an official score on the GRE General Test of not less than 295, verbal and quantitative combined. Only GMAT or GRE scores less than five years old will be considered.
  • Applicants may EXEMPT the GMAT or GRE with evidence of
    • an advanced degree, Master’s, Doctorate, in any field from a regionally accredited institution
    • an accounting professional certification (e.g. CPA, CFE, CIA, CMA, CFP or similar designation)
    • one year of professional accounting work experience as evidenced by submitted resume
    • UNG and other AACSB institution accounting majors may also exempt the GMAT or GRE by earning an upper level accounting GPA of at least 3.75 and an overall GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures, or higher.
  • Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Master of Accountancy program is waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement for Spring 2021 applicants.
  • Required Supplemental Documents
    • Letter of Interest explaining the applicant's purpose for completing the MAcc Program
    • Professional Resume
    • 2 professional recommendation letters from a professor or employer

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include a check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.
  • Required supplemental documents may be uploaded with your application or emailed to grads@ung.edu.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.

You may exempt the GRE/GMAT with evidence of an advanced degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution an accounting professional certification (e.g. CPA, CFE, CIA, CMA, CFP or similar designation), or 3 years of accounting work experience as evidenced by submitted resume.

Only test scores less than five years old will be considered.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Submit a birth certificate or Georgia driver’s license to enable UNG to determine eligibility.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia and 62 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.

Transient

Requirements

An individual currently enrolled at a regionally accredited college or university as a graduate student in an AACSB accredited MAcc program in good standing may apply to UNG as a transient student.

  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited, four year institution in the United States.
  • Students must receive pre-approval from the Mike Cottrell College of Business Director of Graduate Programs before enrolling in courses.
  • Requests will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Admission is for one semester only.
  • Students who wish to return as a transient student for a subsequent semester must re-apply through Graduate Admissions.
  • Students are required to submit official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level, in order to verify adequate prerequisite knowledge/skills.

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include a check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit a letter of good standing or transient permission form documenting that the student is not on academic probation or suspension or on disciplinary suspension at his/her home institution.

Note: The letter or form should indicate the course(s) the student is being allowed to take at UNG.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Transcripts that have been opened, scanned or forwarded by email are not official and will not be accepted.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • Official electronic transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution to grads@ung.edu. Electronic transcripts forwarded via email from the student are not accepted.
  • Graduate Admissions will retrieve transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG. You do not need to order official transcripts from UNG.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Submit a birth certificate or Georgia driver’s license to enable UNG to determine eligibility.
  • Must be a resident of Georgia and 62 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  • May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.

All International

An international student educated in the United States may be considered for the Master of Accountancy program.  Please contact UNG Graduate Admissions at grads@ung.edu for assistance prior to applying.  

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal.

Appeals must be submitted to:
Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001
grads@ung.edu

Program Questions?

Steven M. Kronenberg
Mike Cottrell College of Business
Director of Graduate Programs
steven.kronenberg@ung.edu
(470) 239-3123

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