The Master of Accountancy (MAc) is a nonthesis degree awarded by the Graduate College.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program. View departmental requirements. 

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines

Students who wish to apply for a teaching assistantship must apply to the MAc program no later than March 1.

  • Fall semester—March 1 priority deadline, July 15 final deadline (April 15 for international students)
  • Spring semester—Oct. 1 priority deadline, Dec.1 final deadline (Oct. 1 for international students)
  • Summer session—Dec. 1 priority deadline, April 1 final deadline (March 1 for international students)
Application Procedures
The graduate application process has two steps
  1. You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  2. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation. A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile in MyUI, our online service center for applicants and students. You can only access this AFTER you have submitted your application.
Degree Program Supplemental Materials
  • Résumé and cover letter
  • A statement of purpose
  • A Departmental Scholarship Application Form to apply for financial aid

The application requirement section of your Profile includes an electronic letter of recommendation feature. If your program of study requires letters of recommendation, you will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders including their email on your Admissions Profile. The recommender will then get an email giving them instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter and/or form.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation (undergraduate Accounting majors at the University of Iowa do not need to provide recommendations)
Materials to send to Admissions:
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment. For international records, all records should bear the original stamp or seal of the institution and the signature of a school official. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a complete, literal, English translation, certified by the issuing institution.
  • Your official GMAT scores from (Iowa's institutional code is 4RL-2J-38). The GMAT is not required for University of Iowa undergraduate Accounting majors.
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.


Master of Accountancy Program
The University of Iowa
W372 PBB
Iowa City, IA 52242

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396