Who Can Apply?

ChecklistAccounting Majors Only: The MAcc D+A is open only to individuals who will have earned the equivalent of a four-year bachelor of accounting degree from an accredited program.

ChecklistSpring Internship Required:  Applicants must have an offer letter for a spring internship at either a "Big Four" or major national public accounting firm available to upload to the application. Spring internships must run from January through April and integrate both audit and data analytics.

ChecklistDomestic/Permanent Residents Only:  Due to F1 Visa Regulations, International students do not qualify for the MAcc D+A.  


Application Deadlines

Round 1 Application Deadline for U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident Applicants:

          Dec 1: Early Decision Deadline 

Round 2 Application Deadline for U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident Applicants:

          May 1: Final Deadline

Document Deadlines

In order to consider your application complete, we must receive your official test scores, letters of recommendation, internship offer letter, and official transcripts by the dates listed below.  Applications left incomplete after these dates are not guaranteed to be reviewed.  Please keep these deadlines in mind when scheduling your GMAT or mailing transcripts. 

          Dec 15: Early Decision applicants

          May 15: Final Deadline

Please Note

  • Our application will open on October 1st of each year. 
  • Applications are reviewed as they are received.  Applicants will receive email notification of an interview invitation or decline decision. 
  • Interested in scholarships?  We encourage students who are interested in being considered for scholarships to apply in Round 1.  Students will be reviewed for scholarships as funds are available. 


Prerequisites for Application

ChecklistOfficial Transcripts

A bachelor's degree equivalent to a 4-year U.S. undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required prior to enrolling in the graduate programs. As such, applicants are not required to have earned their baccalaureate degree when applying, but must earn their degree prior to enrolling in the program. To expedite the review process, please attach official transcripts to your application

Official transcripts are required for ALL previous college work (undergraduate and graduate).

Please upload an unofficial copy of your transcript, and mail one (1) official, sealed transcript for each college or university you have attended to:

                                                                     USC Office of GRADUATE Admissions
                                                                     3601 South Flower Street, Room 112
                                                                     Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915


All applicants to the MAcc and MBT Full-time programs must submit official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores. Test scores are valid for 5 years from the test date; scores more than 5 years old are not accepted. If you take the GMAT multiple times we will consider your highest score for admission purposes.

Applicants who hold or will hold a Bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university who also have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 are not required to submit a GMAT score. 

                                                                     GMAT Website:
                                                                     MAcc program code: 389-XR-28

NOTE: We will not grant an interview until your scores are received. If you resend new scores after submitting your application we may or may not be able to consider them based on the stage of your application, please contact us at to notify our admissions team.

ChecklistPersonal Statement

Applicants will choose one of three prompts.  These can be found in the application under the "Documents" quadrant.

ChecklistLetters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required for of your application. References should address your personal qualities, potential to succeed in the profession, and your ability to perform well in the classroom. Choose references who know you in an academic or professional context and who are familiar with your academic achievements, credentials, career aspirations and work history (if applicable). It is preferred (though not required) that one of these letters be from an academic source (professor) that can attest to your ability to successfully complete a rigorous graduate degree program. The other letter may be from a non-academic source (employer) that is familiar with your work history and/or career goals.

All letters of recommendation must be submitted using the online recommendation form found in the online application system. You will find instructions on setting up online recommendations when you start the application.


Please upload a business resume that includes your educational and professional information. Professional information should consist of employment history starting with your most recent experience. Resumes should not be more than one page in length.

ChecklistSpring Internship Offer Letter

Upload a copy of your Offer Letter for your Spring Internship in the Documents quadrant of the Application.  Spring Offer Letters should be on company letterhead and specify the precise dates of the internship (early January through mid/late April) and the city in which you will be interning.  


Interviews are by invitation only. Interviews are conducted by the admissions office staff and applicants will be contacted once all materials have been received. An invitation to interview indicates that your application has reached an advanced stage of consideration. Depending on where you are located, you will be asked to complete either an on-campus or an interview via Skype. Applicants cannot be admitted without completing an interview.

ChecklistApplication Fee

The application fee is $90. The application fee is waived for USC students and alumni.