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How to Apply

Let us know when you're ready to join our Professional MAcc program and we'll help you get started.

Getting started with your application is easy and we're here to help. Below is a checklist that will walk you step by step through the process. If you have any questions along the way, please contact our PMAcc Admissions Team at 740-593-2053 or pmacc@ohio.edu

Step 1: Online application and transcripts 

Start your application
The online graduate student application allows you to create a password-protected account so you can return to the application, enter information, and upload documents at your convenience.

  • Start your online application
  • The non-refundable application fee is $50 for U.S citizens/permanent residents and $55 for international applicants
  • Professional MAcc program code is MY6165 
  • Professional MAcc (with bridge courses) program code is ND6165 - see "Bridge Courses" below
  • Choose the appropriate entry term (for January cohorts choose “spring,” for August cohorts, choose “fall”)

Bridge Courses
You'll need to take bridge courses before starting the Professional MAcc courses if you don't have an undergraduate degree in accounting. Please indicate this on your application by selecting the program code ND6165. If you are unsure whether you need to take the bridge courses, please contact our admissions team at 740-593-2053 or pmacc@ohio.edu.

Transcripts
Request an official transcript from all institutions of higher education you have attended and arrange for them to be sent to OHIO's Graduate College.

Electronic submission (preferred): 
Choose “Ohio University” as recipient and use graduate@ohio.edu for email if needed.

Mailing address (if electronic submission is not available):

Ohio University
Graduate College
220 Research & Technology Center
Athens, OH 45701-2979

Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must be official or registrar-certified and in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible. Learn more about international transcripts.

Step 2: Prepare deliverables 

Recommendation Letters
Arrange for three professional references to submit letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should speak to your level of maturity and leadership qualities, and include the provider’s relationship to you and their complete address and contact information, including a clearly identifiable professional email address.

When prompted on the online application, request that your recommenders be contacted through the online application process for electronic submission of their recommendation letters. You’ll need to enter each individual’s name and email address.

Resume
Upload a current professional resume as an attachment to your online application in the supplemental materials section. We're interested in the length of professional experience, demonstrated leadership and management skills, and potential for growth.

Professional Statement
Your professional statement should include your accomplishments, career goals, objectives, and the value of the Master of Accountancy degree to achieving your career goals. Please also address any weaknesses in your application materials, such as a low GPA. 

Upload this document to your online application in the supplemental materials section. Please limit the length of your statement to no more than two double-spaced pages.

Step 3: Interview and admissions decisions  

Interview
Admission to the Professional MAcc program is highly competitive and selective. Factors considered in the admission decision include experience, strength of recommendation letters, fit, academic and/or career achievements, and finally a pre-admission interview. Once the application and all supporting documents are on file with the College of Business, selected applicants will be invited for an interview.

Admissions Decisions
Admissions decisions are typically made within two weeks of the interview. A letter will be emailed to each applicant from the College of Business, followed by an official letter from the Graduate College.



Ready to apply?

When you're ready, you can start your application. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact our PMAcc Admissions Team at 740-593-2053 or pmacc@ohio.edu. We're available to help Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.