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The basic admission requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree programs and the Master of Science in Accounting degree are:

Resume: This document is used to assess the background experiences, activities, and possible skills that an applicant is able to document through work and life history. Care should be taken to tailor your resume to the program of study for which you are applying. Most resumes that graduate applicants submit are between 1-2 pages in length.

Letter of Intent/Interest: This brief paper should allow the reader to better understand your rationale, life story and purpose in seeking this degree. Since effective writing skills are necessary to be successful in graduate school, program faculty typically review these papers from the perspective of your commitment and interest in the degree, as well as your overall skill and aptitude for effective and professional writing. Most letters of intent/interest that graduate applicants submit are between 1-2 pages in length.

Three (3) Recommendation Letters: Graduate school requires a multitude of different positive and effective professional attributes. Faculty attend to the suggestions, feedback and offerings by other professionals regarding your performance in previous institutions, work settings and other professional venues. Recommendation letters may be completed by former co-workers, instructors, supervisors, or any other professionals who can clearly attest to the work, study and/or professional habits and styles of the applicant.

Official Transcripts: University policy forbids anyone from being fully accepted into a graduate degree program without first supplying the university with an official transcript from each and every college/university the applicant attended. It is important to note that ALL transcripts must come directly from the institution of record must be official. All applicants must have an overall GPA or last 60 SCH GPA of 2.6 or higher in order to be accepted into the degree program.

GMAT Scores: One of the predictors used nationally to determine aptitude and potential ability in meeting the academic rigors of graduate studies is the use of a standardized GMAT test. All applicants must have a score of 500 or above in order to be accepted into the degree program. Students may petition to have this requirement waived based on prior academic performance or work experience. Visit our Waivers page to learn more.

*Master of Science in Accounting Applicants ONLY*: Additional requirements are required for students wanting to enter the MSA program. In addition to the items above, applicants for the MSA program must have a bachelor's degree in Accounting or a bachelor's degree in any area with the following accounting courses:

****The Requirements for Admission for the MBA and MSA were updated in Fall 2018.


**International Students ONLY**: Additional requirements are required for international students. In addition to the items above, graduate studies will need official TOEFL scores and Foreign Credentialing Evaluations on all foreign colleges/universities attended. Please contact our Director of International Studies, Jennifer Felps, at jennifer.felps@tamut.edu if you have any questions.

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