School of Business

Master of Accountancy (M.Accy.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

GW’s program, which may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis, is tailored to individual interests and career objectives in accounting, financial management and tax practice. No business background is necessary prior to joining the program.

In addition to required courses in accounting, finance, and economics, students can choose from a wide range of specialized accounting subjects and other topics within the School of Business that help them prepare for their professional certification.

Day and evening classes are available to accommodate working professionals, although prior work experience is not required.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines*: 

Round 1* 12/1
Round 2 1/15
Round 3** 3/30
Round 4 4/30

We will continue to accept decision files after May 1 on a rolling basis until August 1.

Round 1** (Priority Deadline) 10/15
Round 2 (Final Spring Deadline) 11/30

*Preferred Candidate Round
**Final International Deadline

Standardized test scores:

Either the Graduate Admissions Management Test (GMAT – institution code QK4-4F-04) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE – institution code 5246) is required.

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

International applicants whose transcripts are in a language other than English must have them professionally translated and notarized, and submit both copies into the application.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay limited to 500 words, discuss your long-term and short-term professional objectives and how your past experiences have contributed to and defined these objectives. Include in your statement why you want to pursue a graduate business degree at this point in time. You may also include your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application. You may explain any academic inconsistencies as part of your statement or as an addendum.

Additional requirements:

A current resumé is required.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

* Prospective candidates for fellowships/assistantships must submit a completed application packet (including test scores) by January 15. Later applications will be considered if funds are still available.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
George Washington University
Graduate Admissions - School of Business
2201 G Street, NW ~ Duques Hall 650
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
[email protected] ~ 202.994.1212
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday