Graduate Accounting Programs Admissions

Application Instructions

The procedures for applying to the Graduate Accounting programs are provided below. Every completed application, and only completed applications, will be considered by the University at Albany Graduate Admissions Office and the School of Business Graduate Accounting Admissions Committee.  We are currently only accepting applications for full-time degree study for our Graduate Accounting programs. 

Please feel free to email Mark Hughes, Director of Accounting Programs, at, if you have any questions on application instructions or program details.

A degree application to one of the Graduate Accounting Programs requires the following:

  1. A completed University at Albany application.  Please be sure to complete all sections of the application. 
  2. Application fee — $75 payable online with your application.
  3. A copy of your GMAT score. You must request that your official scores be sent to the University at Albany either at the time you take the exam or thereafter.  The Office of Graduate Admissions will not accept photocopies and will not consider a file complete unless it receive official scores from GMAC. GMAT scores will be considered valid for 5 years from the original test date.
  4. Three (3) completed recommendation letters submitted via the application website. A minimum of two recommendations are preferred to be academic faculty references (unless you have been out of school for several years).  The remaining recommendations should be from current and/or previous employers.
  5. A copy of your resume (curriculum vitae) that provides detailed information about your previous education (e.g., name of institution, program of study, degree or diploma or certificate received, dates of attendance) and work experience (e.g., employer, position, responsibilities, dates of employment). 
  6. Official Transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended, including the accredited institution at which you received your undergraduate degree.  These should be sent directly to the University at Albany from your former institution.
  7. Personal Statement/Statement of Goals:  this 1-2 page essay should include: your goals and objectives for your Graduate Accounting program of study; how you plan on contributing to the University at Albany culture; and how you hope to succeed in the program and your career beyond.
  8. Send all application materials and payments to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
University Administration Building Room 121 
University at Albany 
1400 Washington Avenue 
Albany, New York 12222

Graduate Accounting Application Deadlines


**Deadline extension only applies to the M.S. in Professional Accounting, Forensic Accounting, and Taxation programs.**


Domestic Applicant Deadline

International Applicant Deadline

M.S. in Accounting (2-year program)

August 1

July 1

M.S. in Professional Accounting
(1-year program)

March 1

February 1

M.S. in Forensic Accounting
(1-year program)

March 1

February 1

M.S. in Taxation
(1-year program)

March 1

February 1

Next Steps

  • apply today
  • Book an individualized Orientation Session to learn more about programs and meet in person with the Director of Accounting Programs