We take a holistic approach in reviewing applications, meaning that all aspects of your application are 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.
NOTE: In order to offer maximum accommodation to students, all fall 2020 applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the end of the add/drop period. (Fall 2020 Academic Calendar)
You will be notified of the admission decision no later than three weeks after your graduate business application is completed. Admission decisions are sent via email and are not released over the telephone.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the Duquesne Graduate School of Business. If your school is not able to send via email, please mail paper copies to:
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
704 Rockwell Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
2. GMAT/GRE Scores
NOTE: Due to test cancellations resulting from COVID-19, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business has adopted a test-optional admission policy for fall 2020 applicants.
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.
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.
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 include an essay that addresses the following. Limit your responses to 250 words or less for each question. Save and upload your responses as one document.
- Why are you interested in pursuing a MAcc degree?
- How will Duquesne's MAcc degree help you to achieve your career goals?
- 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 essay.
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 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 for International Students
Please contact International Admissions at Duquesne University for more information.