Graduate Accounting Programs

The UNT MS programs in Accounting and Taxation are 33 hours credit hours (11 courses), and is a full-time and cohort style program. All three programs are taught on the Denton campus, with most classes taught during the day. 

    Accounting Graduate Application Process

    The application process consists of two steps: Applying to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School and submitting additional admission materials to the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. 

    Step 1: Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School
    • Complete Graduate School Application via www.applytexas.org ($75.00 fee)
    • Submit official undergraduate transcripts (all schools attended – via email, USPS, UPS, FedEx):
      • Email: GradAdmission@unt.edu
      • Mail: University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School
        1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
        1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
        Denton, TX 76203-5017

    International Applicants

    *Toulouse Graduate School completes a full evaluation of all international credentials. They also accept international credential evaluations from World Education Services (WES). Students with official WES credential evaluations should send them directly to the Toulouse Graduate School and also submit a copy to the G. Brint Ryan College of Business, Graduate Programs Office. Consideration will be given to credential evaluations from other credential evaluation companies by request. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office at RCOBMasters@unt.edu for additional information.

    Step 2: Submit Materials to the G. Brint Ryan College of Business (emailed to RCOBMasters@unt.edu)
    • Essay of unique events, life experiences, and qualifications that you feel distinguish your candidacy. Should not exceed 600 to 700 words.
    • Resume highlighting professional and academic experience
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation either signed and on letterhead of reviewer or submitted via the recommendation form (downloadable form)
    • Submit GMAT/GRE scores if required* (Work experience will not be considered in lieu of exam scores.)
      • GMAT/GRE Waiver Conditions for G. Brint Ryan College of Business MS Taxation and MS Accounting: Due to the Covid-19 Crisis and the impact on testing sites, we will waive the testing requirement for applicants with a cumulative or last-60-hour GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited (or the equivalent) institution For Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 applicants.

    Additional Application Requirements

    Applicants will need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School, but must also meet the G. Brint Ryan College of Business requirements. Applicants are eligible to apply to begin the program in either fall or spring. Prior to applying to these programs, applicants are required to have completed business and accounting-specific coursework completed at a four-year accredited institution listed here:

    • Business Law  
    • Micro Economics
    • Macro Economics
    • Statistics  
    • Calculus  
    • Basic Computer Information Systems  
    • Marketing  
    • Finance  
    • Financial Accounting
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Intermediate Accounting I
    • Intermediate Accounting II
    • Cost Accounting
    • Accounting Systems
    • Advanced & Not-for-profit Accounting Principles
    • Federal Income Tax
    • Federal Income Tax II
    • Auditing

    Applicants deficient in the background coursework will need to complete these courses to be eligible to apply. Applicants are also required to have a 3.0 Accounting GPA. Accounting GPA is calculated by using grades from Intermediate Accounting I, Intermediate Accounting II, Cost Accounting, Accounting Systems, Advanced & Not for Profits Accounting Principles, Federal Income Tax I, Federal Income Tax II, Auditing.

    THECB Marketable Skills

    • Knowledge-based resolution of ethical dilemmas
    • Research and resolve technical accounting/auditing issues
    • Technical competency in accounting and audit
    • Identify income tax issues and solutions
    • Data and analysis skills

    For a complete list of THECB Marketable skills, visit https://vpaa.unt.edu/thecb/cob/acct.