Application Requirements

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 to the MS in Accountancy 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:

1. Official Transcripts

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.

Duquesne students: All transcript requests are made through our transcript request page.

Other university/college students: Contact your school's registrar office to have your official transcript sent via email (grad-bus@duq.edu) to the Duquesne Graduate School of Business. If your school is not able to send via email, please mail paper copies to:

MAcc Admissions
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
704 Rockwell Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

2. GMAT/GRE Scores

You may qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver based upon your undergraduate GPA, work experience, previously earned master's/terminal degree, or previous completion of a Duquesne Executive Education program. Many of our applicants are able to waive the GMAT/GRE based on these qualification.

Send My GRE Scores

Send My GMAT Scores

The admissions committee accepts either the GMAT or GRE for admissions consideration. Please have your official score report sent from the testing agency to the Donahue Graduate School of Business. An unofficial student copy/photocopy is not acceptable for admissions consideration. A score of 500 or better on the GMAT or a 305 or better on the GRE (quantitative and verbal sections) is preferred for admissions consideration.

3. References

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.

4. Essay

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?

5. Resume/CV

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.


International Students

English Proficiency Requirements

International students are required to submit an official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test (DET) score.

  • 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.

Additional Requirements  

If your undergraduate and/or graduate degrees are from an institution located outside of the United States, you must 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 organization you order through and will qualify as official transcripts. Please review our Transcript Credential Evaluation Directions.

Hyperlink to this page: (https://www.duq.edu/admissions-and-aid/graduate/your-graduate-admissions-roadmap/complete-your-application/international-transcript-credential-evaluation)


Please contact International Admissions at Duquesne University for more information.