Department of Accountancy & Taxation

MSACCY Application Checklist

Application Deadlines

Semester Domestic Applicant International Applicant
Fall Session June 1st May 1st
Spring Session November 15th October 1st
Summer Session March 1st March 1st

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are not complete until all required materials are received. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all supporting materials (recommendation letters, resume, goal statement, transcripts, and test scores) have been received by MSACCY Admissions before the appropriate deadline date. To confirm receipt of application materials, contact the MSACCY admissions team at applymsaccy@uh.edu.

MSACCY Application Materials:

University of Houston
Department of Accountancy & Taxation
MSACCY Admissions
C. T. Bauer College of Business
334 Melcher Hall
Room 304 Classroom and Business Building
Houston, TX 77204-6021

International Forms:

University of Houston
Office of Admissions
Welcome Center
4400 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-2023

1. Application

The Apply Texas application can be submitted online at Apply Texas.
University of Houston - Main Campus

2. Application Fee(s)

Applicants must submit non-refundable application fee(s) via credit card, personal U.S. check, or money order payable to the University of Houston. NO CASH will be accepted.

  • C.T. Bauer College of Business application fee of $75.
  • UH Office of International Admissions has an additional $75 fee for International Applications. This fee is required for all International Applicants.

3. Transcripts

An official copy of transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions (including community colleges) previously attended. These transcripts, indicating degrees awarded, if appropriate, should be received by the application deadline. Official electronically-transmitted transcripts will facilitate the process, if that option is available. If not, an official copy from each institution must be sent to the Department of Accountancy and Taxation in an official sealed envelope. Please use MSACCY Application Materials Address above.

For international transcripts, we will need official transcripts in the original language, an official English translation of the transcripts if applicable, an official degree diploma, and an official English translation of the degree diploma if applicable. If you are only able to obtain one official copy of your transcripts, you can take the originals back to the school and ask the registrar to certify a copy for you, or you can take the original transcripts to the University of Houston’s Office of Admission where they can certify a copy of the transcript.

As evaluations of international transcripts will be performed by the University of Houston, there is no need to provide an evaluation from third party credential evaluation company such as World Education Services or Spantran.

4. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

An official GMAT score must be on record with the University of Houston by the appropriate deadline date. Scores are sent automatically by the Educational Testing Service to the University of Houston approximately five to six days after the test date, if requested at the time of the test.

If you did not request that your score be sent to UH go to www.mba.com – official GMAT web site and request that an official score report be sent to the university by the application deadline. Our school code for GMAT scores is XT1-26-67. GMAT scores may not be more than five years old.

5. Application Materials

Online Electronic Document Submission System

To submit your goals statement and Résumé or Curriculum Vitae electronically, please CLICK HERE.

*Please only submit the following documents when using the electronic document submission system.

  • Goals Statement and
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Goals Statement
  • To submit your goals statement electronically, please CLICK HERE.

    A goals statement should be one to two pages in length. The statement should address the applicant’s specific area of interest within accounting (tax, audit, risk management, etc.), short-term and long-term professional goals, and the applicants specific interest in the C.T. Bauer College of Business. The goals statement can also be used to articulate any special circumstances that may strengthen the application.

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • To submit your Résumé or Curriculum Vitae electronically, please CLICK HERE.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's likelihood of success in the program must be submitted. These letters of recommendation should be completed by professors, employers, or professionals having direct knowledge of the applicant.

    The methods for delivery of recommendation letters are as follows:

    • E-mailed to applymsaccy@uh.edu from the person writing the reference, using an official work e-mail address or university e-mail address (no Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc.) with contact information in case the review committee requires additional information.
    • Mailed by the author directly to the MSACCY Admissions team in a sealed envelope with their signature across the back flap.
    • Please use MSACCY Application Materials Address above.

    *It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform recommenders of the due date for letters of recommendation and to make sure that all letters of recommendation are received by the deadline date. The MSACCY admissions team will not contact recommenders to request letters.

    **Current UH accounting students please note that not all of the methods of delivery for letters of recommendation listed above apply to UH accounting professors.

6. English Language Requirement

The options to meet this requirement are:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

To determine if you are exempt from taking TOEFL/IELTS or to view the University of Houston’s minimum score requirements, please visit the TOEFL/IELTS Exemptions & Requirements web page.

7. International Documents

International applicants who need an I-20 are required to submit additional documents such as the Letter of Financial Backing and International Address forms. Please visit the Office of International Admissions' website. All international admissions forms should be sent to International Forms address at the top of this page.