Admission to the Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting program

Getting Started


Starting Your Application

Program candidates should have a bachelor's degree in accounting or related work experience in knowledge areas typically covered in an undergraduate accounting degree. Admission to the program is competitive, and candidates must meet the graduate admissions requirements of Rutgers Business School.

Please note: Non-NJ residents should contact Marcie Kachur, Program Administrator, at, for information about states where the Rutgers Business School Online Governmental Accounting Program is currently authorized. More information is also available here.

Begin your application


Application Deadlines

Spring Term January 2
Fall Term August 1


Tuition and Fees
(2017- 2018)

Full-Time Students:
Tuition - In-State/Out-of-State $11,340.00
Off Campus Fee (Per Semester) $843.50
Computer Fee $163.50
NJPIRG Fee (Optional Fee) $5.50
Full Time On-Line Course Fee/Four Courses $400.00
Part-Time Students:
Tuition - In-State/Out-of-State (per credit) $945
Off Campus Fee (Per Semester) $249.50
Computer Fee (Subject to Credit Hours) $81 - $156
NJPIRG Fee (Optional Fee) $5.50
Online Course Support Fee (per course) $100


Application Checklist

In addition to the Online Application, applicants must complete the following:


1. Application fee (non-refundable) of $70

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Do not send cash. This can also be paid online via a credit card.

The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants. If you fall into this category, please e-mail Yulissa Ortiz at PRIOR to submitting your application and send her a copy of your DD 214 form or a copy of your military ID card. Do NOT include your social security number when e-mailing the form. Please block it out prior to sending.


2. Official Transcripts

Applicants must mail in an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

For Rutgers graduates, please note that even though you are applying to Rutgers as an alumnus, you still need to contact the Registrar's office and request your official transcript be mailed to our office.


3. GMAT/GRE Test Results

Test results are NOT required.


4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

You must submit the TOEFL or PTE Academic test if your native language is not English. Not required of students who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or other English speaking countries (Canada, England, etc...).

  1. TOEFL code: B355
  2. IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below).
  3. PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 68 on PTE Academic.


5. You must provide three letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation can either be submitted through the online application or they can be mailed to our office directly by the recommender on company letterhead.


6. Submit your current resume 

This can be done through the online application.


7. Essay

You must submit an essay describing the reasons for your interest in pursuing the Master's Degree in Accountancy in Governmental Accounting. How would this program benefit your education in the field of governmental accounting and how would it advance your career?

The essay will be submitted through the online application.


8. International Applicants

International students (those seeking an F-1 visa) are not eligible for this program.


Mailing Address to Submit Transcripts

Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Washington Park, 6th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102



All required courses and suggested program electives are provided online. Students may also choose electives from a variety of other programs, including MBA in Professional Accounting, MBA, and other accountancy courses. In-state students have the option of selecting in-classroom electives on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses with the approval of the program director.



If you have any questions, please contact the RBS Graduate Admissions office at (973) 353-1234 or