MAcc Admissions

Now Accepting Applications for Spring and Fall 2020!

"I never thought of accounting as a career. What really made me decide to go for it was William & Mary's accounting boot camp. I didn't realize I could go straight into a Master of Accounting program without having taken a single accounting class." - Tania Bukach

By choosing William & Mary, you will join a cohort of students from all over the world with diverse academic backgrounds to collectively learn from our passionate, world class faculty and explore the 360 degrees of possibility a career in accounting can offer.

Our students are intellectually curious, data-driven professionals with backgrounds in finance, accounting, religious studies, psychology, economics, business administration, hospitality management, government, digital media design, history, English, engineering architecture, biology, public policy, marketing, and foreign language and cultural studies...just to name a few.

Average work experience: 0-2 years
Average GPA: 3.58

Class Diversity
  • On average 50% accounting & 50% non-accounting
  • 25% W&M undergraduates; 75% from other colleges & universities
Spring and Fall Start Dates
  • Accounting majors can select a fall or spring start date. Fall starts are immersed in a well-rounded curriculum whereas spring starts begin with courses in an emphasis with the option to take second-year full-time MBA electives or Law School tax electives. 
    • Benefits of the spring start include:
      • The opportunity to complete your education faster, in 4.5 years for December graduates, rather than having to wait until the fall to start.
      • Diverse elective courses and a flexible schedule to meet CPA education requirements & study for the CPA exam.
      • The opportunity to gain immediate "busy season" internship experience through the Winter Field Experience and get ahead of your peers who were only able to participate in summer internships.
      • The option to study and sit for the CPA exam, or complete an internship, between the spring and fall semesters.
      • Meet and network with two MAcc cohorts.
      • The option to start work immediately after graduation.
  • Non-accounting majors can opt for a fall or spring start date upon completion of seven prerequisites. Most non-accounting majors choose a fall start and elect to take our Summer Boot Camp to fulfill the required courses, with the exception of Statistics.