Admissions Requirements:
Accountancy with a Concentration in Taxation MACC Online

Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at There is no application fee.

Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to or mailed to:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Graduate Admissions
Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.102
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
*Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

To be admitted to the graduate program in accountancy, prospective candidates must meet all the requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley. The decision to admit a student to the MACC program will be based on:

1.  GMAT score

2.  A letter of intent

3.  A curriculum vitae

4.  Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours.  

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

A waiver of the GMAT requirement may be granted to applicants who show proof of one of the following:

•   Have an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license

•   Hold a graduate degree from an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited university

•   Graduated with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4 point scale overall and in all their accounting course work

A student must have the permission of the Director of the School of Accountancy to enroll in more than nine hours of graduate work during a single semester regardless of the mode of delivery.

Early Admission
Students with a declared BBA major in accounting who have completed at least 90 semester hours of coursework (including at least four upper‐level accounting courses) and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 both overall and in their upper‐level accounting classes may apply for early admission to the Graduate College. These students will be admitted to the MACC program conditional on: (1) maintaining the 3.5 GPAs upon completing the 120‐hour undergraduate accounting degree requirements; and (2) conferral of their undergraduate degree. Students conditionally admitted to the MACC program may take up to six hours of MACC classes in their senior year to facilitate a five‐year completion time for both BBA and MACC degrees. In addition, the GMAT requirement is waived for these students. However, students must meet all other requirements of the Graduate College to receive a MACC degree.

Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities:

*Students in fully online programs are not eligible for I-20 or student visas however international applicants can study from their home country.

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