The M.Acc. program prepares students to meet challenges they face in launching a career in public accounting. The structured educational experience of a graduate program broadens and deepens the student's knowledge and skills. Many states, including West Virginia, require 128 hours of formal education before taking the CPA examination and 150 credit hours to be fully certified. Earning a Master's of Professional Accountancy can help students achieve this requirement and begin their careers on a solid foundation.
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose
Additional Application Information
- The Graduate Admissions Committee will evaluate GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, recommendations, and work experience in making admissions decisions.
- Only 1 letter of recommendation is required, however up to 3 letters of recommendation will be accepted.
- Applicants who attended WVU for their undergraduate degree DO NOT need to submit letters of recommendation.
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE or GMAT - Applicants who earned an undergraduate accounting GPA of 3.2 or better can request an entrance exam waiver.
Fall DeadlineAugust 1
Spring DeadlineDecember 15
Summer DeadlineMay 1
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The College of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited, and has been for over 60 years. Only 5% of business schools globally receive this distinction.