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Application Information

Information on Applying to the One-Year MAcc Program

Offers of admission are conditional upon satisfactory completion of remaining undergraduate coursework (including coursework equivalent to a specified sequence of Penn State undergraduate accounting courses) and obtaining a bachelor's degree before entering the One-Year MAcc Program.

The One-Year MAcc Program requires students to complete an internship during the spring semester of the program. In order to fulfill the requirement, the internship must be accounting-related.

All applicants should understand that the admissions process is competitive. The Accounting Department at Smeal bases acceptance decisions on the applicants:

  • Undergraduate record with particular emphasis on courses that are indicators of aptitude for a rigorous accounting program
  • GMAT scores (current Penn State students are exempt from providing GMAT scores)
  • Essays submitted as part of the application
  • Resume
  • Two professional or academic references
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • The Department may also require applicants to successfully complete an exam testing basic accounting knowledge

Start an Application

To apply to the One-Year MAcc Program, use the Penn State Graduate School Application. You can return to this portal anytime during the process to access your application.

To be eligible for the One-Year MAcc Program, international applicants must hold an F-1 visa AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. International applicants must also complete all four years of their bachelor's degree in the United States. International applicants in a "2+2 Program" are not eligible for the One-Year MAcc Program.

Transcripts

Please have two copies of your official transcript sent to:

One-Year MAcc Program
Accounting Department
Smeal College of Business
354 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802

Please read the following information carefully:

Transcripts MUST be sent by the institution and will not be accepted if they are mailed by the applicant. Penn State must receive two official copies.

GMAT and TOEFL scores are only accepted if sent by the testing organizations directly to Penn State. DO NOT send copies of your scores to us. Also, do not send financial information unless you are accepted into the program and we request that information.

To have your GMAT scores sent, please enter the program code: ZZ8-HD-53

To have your TOEFL scores sent, please enter Penn State's code: 2660

Please make sure to review the Penn State Graduate School's Requirements for Admission.

Deadline Information

The deadline for international students to apply for admission for the Fall 2014 semester is February 1, 2014.

The deadline for U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents to apply for the Fall 2014 semester is April 1, 2014.

The deadline for international students to apply for admission for the Fall 2015 semester is February 1, 2015.

The deadline for U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents to apply for the Fall 2015 semester is April 1, 2015.

All non-U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident applications will be held until after the February 1st deadline. Decisions will be communicated in the weeks following that deadline.

U.S. citizen and Permanent Resident applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Offers of admission are valid for 60 days. To accept an offer, you must pay a non-refundable tuition deposit.