Application Deadline

The Accounting program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the applicant intends to enroll.

Fall semester - July 1

Spring semester - November 1

Summer semester - April 1

Program Begins

Fall, Spring, Summer


Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program

A current resume, which is uploaded within the application

The GMAT requirement is waived for all JMU applicants and required for all non-JMU applicants. It is waived if a non-JMU applicant has passed all four parts of the CPA exam.


Prerequisites are based on the background and previous training of the student. All students must be proficient with a spreadsheet program and have the following courses (or their equivalent) prior to starting M.S. in accounting course work. Courses must be taken at an AACSB accredited school.

Click here for prerequisities.

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

Note: Coursework must be AACSB accredited --> Read more about program requirements

Details regarding transcripts and credential evaluations from non-US academic institutions can be found on the Transcripts & Credential Evaluation webpage. 


The Taxation Concentration meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index to determine if this JMU program meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing or certification agency in the state or territory in which you are located while enrolled and other states and territories. Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. The information provided is current as of the review date indicated in the table.

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