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Application Information

Application Deadlines

The Clemson Master of Professional Accountancy Program is accepting application for Fall 2018; however, the program has reached capacity for Spring 2018 and therefore is no longer accepting applications for Spring 2018.

We have rolling admissions and admit students until the program reaches capacity. Due to the large number of applicants, we recommend that you submit your completed application by December 31st for fall admissions and September 30th for spring admissions. Admissions after December 31st and September 30th will be considered on a space available basis. Applicants seeking merit-based financial awards (assistantships and/or fellowships) must apply by December 31st for fall admissions and September 30th for spring admissions. Please click here to apply.


We currently accept new applicants in both the fall and spring semesters. Students entering our program should have a four-year baccalaureate degree. Additionally, they should have completed 30 semester hours in core business courses and 18 (or 21) semester hours of upper division accounting prior to enrollment in our program. The business core includes but is not limited to principles of accounting, business law, economics, finance, management and marketing. The 18 (or 21) semester hours of upper division accounting include intermediate accounting (six or nine hours), accounting information systems, auditing, cost/managerial accounting and individual income tax.

Admission to the Clemson University MPAcc program requires submission of our online application. Please have the following components prepared when you begin your application:

  • Application Fee of $80 domestic/$90 international
  • Personal Statement answering either of the following questions: “Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in accounting?” and “Why do you want to get an MPAcc from Clemson University?"
  • GMAT scores; official scores are required upon admission*
    *GMAT Waiver: Applicants may apply for a GMAT waiver if: (1) their overall GPR is 3.4 (4.0 scale) or higher and their upper division accounting GPR is 3.2 (4.0 scale) or higher; or (2) they have five or more years of accounting experience. Students wishing to receive a GMAT waiver should send their transcript and an email requesting consideration for the GMAT waiver to our assistant director (Professor Pearse - Student will be notified via email of the waiver decision in five to ten business days. Note: students must have completed at least nine semester hours of upper division accounting courses to be considered for the waiver.
  • One-page resume
  • Letters of recommendation from two references
  • International applications must be completed by April 15. Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score may be required as well as Financial Certification form and documentation.

Confirmation Payment

  • Admitted applicants who accept the Accounting program admissions offer will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable confirmation payment expressing their intent to enroll and become eligible to complete the new graduate student onboarding process, including class registration.
  • Upon matriculation into the Accounting program, $470 of the student’s $500 payment will be applied to tuition, minus a $30 processing fee
Questions about the program?

For questions about the MPAcc Program, please contact Carl Hollingsworth.

For information about tuition, financial aid and assistantships contact The Graduate School.

For admissions requirements and process, prerequisites, student responsibilities, curriculum, course calendar and course descriptions consult the MPAcc Program Handbook.