The totality of your application, including all supporting documents, is carefully evaluated when considering admission. Below are the deadlines for submitting the Online Application, including all supporting documents and test scores.

The MAcc program has five prerequisite courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, Intermediate Accounting II and Auditing. We will complete the review of your application after all requirements have been received.

Application Deadlines

Applicants who are not pursuing graduate assistantships may apply to the MS in Accountancy until the start of classes. Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis. Typically, admission decisions are released within 5-7 business days of an applicant submitting all required materials.

Deadlines for Graduate Assistantships
Fall Entry - Students who wish to be considered for graduate assistantships are advised to complete their applications no later than February 1.

A complete application includes all of the following

Duquesne students and alumni: The registrar will send official transcripts for current students or alumni who have graduated within the past 5 years. For students who have graduated beyond 5 years, you can request your transcript through Duquesne's Registrar.

Other US-based university/college students and alumni: Contact your school's registrar office to have your official transcript sent via email (grad-busFREEDUQUESNE) or via post to:

Graduate Admissions
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

* You will need to request official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities you have attended. This includes transfer coursework earned at any institution, even if you did not earn a degree.

Students who completed their degree(s) outside the U.S.: Students are required to use a transcript credential evaluation service to obtain a course-by-course report. The official reports must be sent directly to Duquesne University from the service used. Once received, it will satisfy both your transcript and evaluation requirements.

Three-year bachelor's degrees may be acceptable if the credential evaluation service determines that it is equivalent to a four-year bachelor's degree. Please review our Transcript Credential Evaluation page to find out more information.

Two professional references are required as part of the application process. References should be from former professors or supervisors who can evaluate your potential for graduate study. After your Online Application has been received, you will be directed to a Supplemental Document Portal where you can enter the contact information for both recommenders. The recommendation form will then be sent electronically to each recommender your application portal.

Please submit a separate essay for each of the questions presented below. Limit your responses to 250 words or less for each essay. Save and upload your responses as one document. Applicants who do not submit their essays in the proper format, or who do not address the question prompts, may be asked to re-write and resubmit their essays.

  1. Why are you interested in pursuing a MAcc degree?
  2. How will Duquesne's MAcc degree help you to achieve your career goals?
  3. How has your background prepared you for the challenges of graduate business study?
After you submit the Online Application, you will receive an email directing you to our Supplemental Document Portal for uploading your resume or CV. Your resume/CV should outline your academic background and career progression. Leadership and involvement in professional organizations should also be highlighted. For applicants with no post-bachelors work experience, please be sure to list any internships and extracurricular activities that you have been involved with.

You may choose to submit a GMAT or GRE score if you do not think your work experience or academic performance accurately reflects your potential for success in graduate study.

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Although the GMAT/GRE are not required for admission, they may be required for consideration for merit-based funding opportunities.

International Students: English Proficiency Requirements


TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the ETS website. Duquesne's institution code for the TOEFL is 2196, and the department code is 02. We require a TOEFL score earned within 12 months (one year) from the time of application. The minimum score for TOEFL is 90.


IELTS scores must be sent directly from the IELTS website. We require an IELTS score earned within 12 months (one year) from the time of application. The minimum score for IELTS is 7. 


DET scores must be sent directly from the Duolingo website. We require a DET score earned within 12 months (one year) from the time of application. The minimum score for DET is 115. 

Please contact International Admissions at Duquesne University for more information.


The following courses (or equivalent coursework) are required to be completed prior to enrollment in the MAcc program:
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting 
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing 
*Students interested in becoming a CPA in the state of Pennsylvania are recommended to complete a class in taxation to fulfill the state's licensing requirements. A B average or better in all accounting courses is required for admissions considerations. 

Applicants who opt to take a Pass/No Pass grade in a prerequisite course during spring 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic will still be considered for admission to the program. The review committee will evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the totality of a student's academic record and other admission packet material. 

Prerequisite courses can either be taken prior to enrollment in the MAcc Program at Duquesne University or at another institution. Please note that courses from other institutions will be reviewed by Duquesne faculty to determine their equivalency to Duquesne courses. You will need to provide a syllabus and a course description for any courses for which a waiver is requested. The MAcc Program will accept Financial Accounting and/or Managerial Accounting from a community college; however, all other prerequisite courses must be completed at a four-year accredited institution.