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18-month track

Autumn  applicant

For priority and Milgard Scholarship consideration: May 1, 2020

Final deadline: August 1, 2020

The 18-month track only admits students to begin autumn quarter

9-month track

Spring  applicant

Final deadline: March 1, 2020

Autumn  applicant

Final deadline: August 1, 2020

New students may apply for either an autumn or spring quarter start.

Application steps

Start your application

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen or resident immigrant, please follow the process for International Applicants below.

1. Create a profile & complete the application

  • Create a New Applicant Profile at the University of Washington Graduate School Application Website.
  • Select your application type: Graduate
  • Select your graduate program: UW Tacoma's Milgard School of Business Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program
  • Complete the rest of the new application. Be sure to indicate the quarter and year you wish to enter.

2.  Provide supporting documentation 

Master of Accounting supplemental application materials are available online as part of the UW Graduate School application system. If you are unable to submit your application online, please email us at

  • Admission Essay
  • 3 Reference Contacts (uploaded as a word document)
  • Resume
  • Apply to the MAcc scholarship on our scholarship webpage (Optional but recommended)

3.  Upload your transcripts

The online application will allow you upload your transcripts showing all undergraduate and post-baccalaureate coursework.  A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (regardless of field or major) is required prior to enrolling in the program. As such, applicants are not required to have earned their baccalaureate degree when applying but must have earned their degree prior to enrolling in the program.

  • If you are admitted, an official transcript from your degree-granting institution will be required by the Graduate School in Seattle.  Official transcripts must be sealed in an envelope with the school registrar's signature across the seal. DO NOT OPEN THESE ENVELOPES. Opening the envelopes will cause the transcripts to be considered unofficial, and new copies will be required.
  • If you attended the University of Washington, you do not need to submit an official transcript.

4.  GMAT exam

Applicants who don't meet the GMAT waiver categories below must submit official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores. Test scores are valid for 5 years from the test date. If you take the GMAT multiple times we will consider your highest score for admission purposes.

- GMAT Website:
- MAcc Program Code: ZRZ-NM-39



The GMAT requirement is automatically waived for students who meet any of the following requirements:

  • Candidates who possess certain active professional licenses, such as the U.S. CPA, CMA and CFA (or passed all the required sections of those examinations).
  • Candidates who have already earned a graduate degree from an AACSB accredited institution.
  • Candidates who obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Washington system with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 overall, and at least 3.0 in the undergraduate intermediate accounting series (Intermediate Accounting I, II & III or its equivalent) coursework.
  • Candidates who obtained a Certificate in Accounting from the University of Washington system and earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 overall.


The Milgard MAcc Admissions Committee will review GMAT waiver requests that do not qualify for the Fast Track Waiver Option, but meets one or more of the following conditions:

  • Candidates with a four-year bachelor’s degree in Accounting (BA/B.S.) or Business Administration with a major in Accounting (BABA) from an AACSB accredited institution who have demonstrated strong academic performance both in terms of overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 as well as a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Intermediate Accounting series (Intermediate Accounting I, II & III or its equivalent).
  • Candidates who possess an active professional license in accounting (e.g., Chartered Accountants (CA) recognized by the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in  Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand or Cost Accountants recognized by the Institutes  of Costs and Management  Accountants in the aforementioned jurisdictions) or in a closely related field.
  • Candidates who can document at least ten years of post-baccalaureate professional experience in position(s) requiring supervisory decision-making and leadership.  

These cases will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Waivers are competitive and reviewed holistically. All decisions made by the committee are final.

Case by Case waiver request should include the following documents:

  1. Copies of unofficial transcript(s)
  2. Proof of professional license and/or work experience,  if applicable.
  3. GMAT Waiver Request Form
  4. Current Resume or CV that includes educational background. Note any academic awards/achievements, leadership experiences, and relevant work experiences to date (examples: Internship(s), volunteer work, or professional work experiences).

Waiver requests should be submitted electronically to the program at uwtmacc@uw.eduThe MAcc Program Adviser will review and make sure your materials are complete and will forward it to the Admission Committee for review. *GMAT waivers are valid for up to one year after the date of approval.

 5.  Submit application and acknowledgement

An $85 application fee is required to apply to the UW Tacoma's MAcc Program.  A credit card is required to pay the application fee. Login to the UW Graduate School Application Website to confirm receipt of your application materials. All required materials must be received before your application will be reviewed.

6. Optional: Complete the Graduate Scholarship Application on the Scholarship webpage for the 2019-20 academic year. Deadline to apply is MAY 1st, 2019 (both Spring and Autumn quarter admits).

International applicants

In addition to the application materials listed above, international applicants must also submit the following:

1. Transcripts 

In addition to the transcripts listed above, international students must submit their OFFICIAL transcripts and degree statements from all institutions attended with certified translations in English to the UW Graduate School.

2. English Proficiency Exam scores

Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

A. A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States or from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom.

B. Documentation verifying that the applicant's undergraduate degree is from an institution (in a country other than those listed in item A above) where all instruction is in English.

C. A minimum English language proficiency test score of:

Score Format/Section
90 MLT

International students are welcome in the Milgard School of Business at UW Tacoma.

3. Statement of Financial Ability

International applicants must complete the Statement of Financial Ability form as part of the UW Graduate School application. Applicants must send a copy of this form to both the UW Graduate School and the Milgard School of Business at UW Tacoma. Once you have submitted your Graduate School application online, you must log back into the online application to access the form.

4. All I-20 forms

If you are currently residing in the U.S., provide photocopies of all 1-20 Certificate of Eligibility forms with the F-1 visa stamp, or DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility forms) with the J-1 visa stamp or any current visa status forms issued to you. Please mail copies of these to the UW Graduate School and the Master of Accounting Program UW Tacoma.

5. Optional scholarships

The scholarship deadline for 2019-2020 has passed.


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