Application Checklist

Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting

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

To expedite the review process, applicants should upload unofficial transcripts to the online application or via email to the admission office. Upon being accepted and committing to the program, 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 upon admission to the program.

3. GRE or GMAT Test Results

Official GMAT or GRE test results, taken within five years from the term of entrance, are required.

  1. GMAT code: QK5-XT-40
  2. GRE code: 5529

Applicants holding one of the following degrees are exempt from the GMAT/GRE: JD, PhD, MD, PharmD or any Master degree.

Applicants can be waived from the GMAT or GRE requirement if they have 8 or more years of professional full-time work experience along with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. To request a waiver, please e-mail the following to Ronald Kwan (rkwan@business.rutgers.edu) and indicate the program you are applying to in the subject line.

  1. Resume
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Copy of unofficial transcript from all schools attended after high school

For Rutgers University alumni, the GMAT/GRE can be waived if you have an undergraduate GPA 3.5 or above from Rutgers and 5 or more years of full-time work experience. For those whose GPA is slightly below this criteria, you may still be considered for the waiver on a case-by-case basis.

Please click here to try a sample GMAT quiz.

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

You must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, 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. Letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are not required for the MACCY Professional Accounting program.

6. Current Resume

This can be done through the online application.

7. Essay

Please answer the following two essay questions:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the Professional Accounting Program? (1 to 2 pages max)
  2. Briefly describe your career Five-Year Plan. (1 to 2 pages max)

Additional/Optional Essay - provide any additional information not addressed elsewhere in your application materials which will help the Admissions Committee learn more about your candidacy. Please address any employment gaps, academic concerns, strengths or weaknesses.

8. International Applicants

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

Our Mailing Address

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