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For questions about the MPAcc Program, please contact ClemsonMPAcc@clemson.edu.

New! Announcing the School of Accountancy's Fellowships for Underrepresented Students

Join us at one of our free monthly information sessions (offered during the Fall semester only) to learn about admissions requirements, see the facility and meet faculty and staff.
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The admission requirements and process, prerequisites, student responsibilities, curriculum, course calendar and course descriptions are detailed in the MPAcc Program Handbook.

Application Information

Application Deadlines

We have rolling admissions and admit students until the program reaches capacity. Due to a 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.

International applications must be completed by April 15th for Fall and September 15th for Spring.

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Prerequisites

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.

  • Clemson Undergraduates

    Application Fee
    Application fee of $80 domestic/$90 international.

    Transcript(s)
    Unofficial transcript(s) can be submitted with the online application. Official transcripts are required upon admission – Clemson will automatically upload to graduate school.

    "Stay a Tiger" Program
    We want our existing Tigers to stay Tigers! As such, we have instituted a quick acceptance process for our Clemson undergraduate students. If you meet the following criteria you will be automatically accepted into the MPAcc program upon completion of your MPAcc application:

    1. You have completed nine or more semester hours of upper-division accounting courses, and
    2. Your overall GPA (including transfer grades) is 3.0 or higher, and
    3. Your upper-division accounting GPA (including transfer grades) is 3.0 or higher.

    If you meet the above criteria, your application will be considered complete after you:

    • Pay the application fee, and
    • Upload your unofficial transcript to your application, and
    • Upload your current resume.

    You are not required to complete the following sections of the application:

    • Personal statement – skip section.
    • GMAT Score – skip section.
    • Letters of Recommendation – skip section.

    If you do not meet the "Stay a Tiger" criteria, please complete the following additional sections of the application:

    Personal Statement
    Consider your personal and academic growth from the time you entered your undergraduate institution to the time you graduated (or current date). Your personal statement should include a discussion of one or two areas where you have improved or grown the most based on your college experience. In addition, discuss one or two areas that you would like to improve upon or change during your time in the MPAcc program.

    GMAT Score
    GMAT scores must be submitted to be considered for admission. GMAT official scores are required upon admission.

    Resume
    Applicants should upload a current resume to the online application.

    Letters of Recommendation
    Applicants will list the name and email addresses of two references on the online application. The Graduate School will send electronic recommendation requests to each reference for completion.

  • Non-Clemson Undergraduates

    Application Fee
    Application fee of $80 domestic/$90 international.

    Transcript(s)
    Unofficial transcript(s) can be submitted with the online application. Official transcripts are required upon admission.

    Personal Statement
    Consider your personal and academic growth from the time you entered your undergraduate institution to the time you graduated (or current date). Your personal statement should include a discussion of one or two areas where you have improved or grown the most based on your college experience. In addition, discuss one or two areas that you would like to improve upon or change during your time in the MPAcc program.

    GMAT Score
    GMAT scores must be submitted to be considered for admission. GMAT official scores are required upon admission. Applicants may apply for a GMAT waiver if:
    1. they have five or more years of accounting experience or
    2. they have all of the following:
    (a) completed nine or more semester hours of upper-division accounting courses,
    (b) an overall GPA of 3.4 (4.0 scale) or higher, and
    (c) an upper-division accounting GPA of 3.4 (4.0 scale) or higher.

    Students wishing to receive a GMAT waiver should send their unofficial transcript(s) and an email requesting consideration for the GMAT waiver to ClemsonMPAcc. The student will be notified via email of the waiver decision in five to ten business days.

    Resume
    Applicants should upload a current resume to the online application.

    Letters of Recommendation
    Applicants will list the name and email addresses of two references on the online application. The Graduate School will send recommendation requests to each reference for completion.

    Additional Requirements for International Applicants

    • Applicants must submit a course-by-course transcript review by a NACES-recognized evaluation source.
    • An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL or IELTS) is required.
    • Financial Certification form and documentation may be required.

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.

Want to learn more?

Request Information

For questions about the MPAcc Program, please contact ClemsonMPAcc@clemson.edu.

New! Announcing the School of Accountancy's Fellowships for Underrepresented Students

Join us at one of our free monthly information sessions (offered during the Fall semester only) to learn about admissions requirements, see the facility and meet faculty and staff.
Register for an information session.

The admission requirements and process, prerequisites, student responsibilities, curriculum, course calendar and course descriptions are detailed in the MPAcc Program Handbook.

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