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

  • Apply online: Complete UNT Toulouse Graduate School Application via https://goapplytexas.org/ ($75.00 fee)
    • Select UNT Denton, semester, MS Accounting or MS Taxation
  • Official Transcripts:
    • Request that all colleges/universities in the U.S. from which you earned course credit submit official transcripts directly to UNT.
    • Domestic Applicants: Send transcripts from all previously attended institutions, directly from the institutions to GradAdmission@unt.edu. UNT Alumni are not required to submit transcripts except for institutions attended after leaving UNT.
    • International Applicants: Upload copies of official transcripts, mark sheets, and degree certificates through myUNT portal under a single pdf.
  • Activate EUID and My.UNT: Within 3 to 7 business days of applying, you will receive email and pin number via email from Toulouse Graduate School to my.unt.edu. Activate your EUID.
  • Upload required documents: Through task list on my.unt.edu
    • Statement of Purpose to include summary of unique events, life experiences, and qualifications that you feel distinguish your candidacy. Should not exceed 600 to 700 words (see below for MBA Music SOP).
    • Resume/CV
    • Three (3) letters/forms of recommendation either signed and on letterhead of reviewer or submitted via the recommendation form (downloadable form). The applicant may upload these to My.UNT or the recommender(s) may email them directly to RCoBMasters@unt.edu.
    • Additional uploads for International Applicants:
      • Individual marksheets/transcripts (saved as a single, legible PDF)
      • Degree certificate/diploma
      • English Language Proficiency scores should be sent directly to UNT (https://admissions.unt.edu/international/english-language-requirements)
      • WES evaluations are admissible but should be sent directly from WES to UNT Toulouse Graduate School and should be submitted in addition to the required documents above
  • GMAT/GRE scores: Submit directly to Graduate Admissions Office
    • GMAT/GRE WAIVER POLICY:
      • Testing is waived for applicants who have earned a doctoral or professional doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution.
      • Testing is waived for applicants with a Master’s degree and a 3.5 GPA from a regionally accredited institution.
      • Testing is waived for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree and a 3.5 GPA (either cumulatively or last-60-hour) from a regionally accredited institution

If test score requirement is not waived scores may not be more than (5) years old. Recommended scores: GMAT 520-570 or GRE 153 verbal/154 quant. Applicants may test at a testing center or take the test via online format. You must request official scores be sent to the Toulouse Graduate School at UNT. You can submit unofficial scores to RCOBMasters@unt.edu.

For GMAT information, visit: https://www.mba.com/.
For GRE information, visit: https://www.ets.org

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.