Requirements for Graduate Admission

Applying for the Program

Prospective students may apply for the M.S. in Accounting program using the online application through the Hunter College Graduate Admissions page. The online application will guide you through a straightforward application process including:

    • Completion of the core application form.
    • Uploading of your statement of purpose and scanned unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
    • Completion of program-specific supplemental forms.
    • Submission of letters of recommendation, by the recommenders, via our Online Recommendation System only.
    • Payment of the application processing fee by credit card.

Before you begin the process of completing the application form online, please read the entire Graduate Admissions website carefully.

Bachelor’s Degree

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College with an overall GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in accounting courses

Departmental Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for graduate admission to Hunter, the following departmental requirements must be met:

Accounting Core Requirements

    • at least 18 credits of undergraduate courses* in economics1 which must include:
      • Principles of Accounting I and II(ECO 27100 and ECO 27200)
      • Intermediate Accounting I and II (ECO 37100 and 37200)
      • Advanced Accounting I and II (ECO 47100 and 47200)
      • Business Law I and II (ECO 28000 and 38000)
      • Cost Accounting (ECO 37400)
      • Individual and Business Taxation (ECO 37300 and 47300)
      • Auditing (ECO 47500)

      1. A student must have at least 3.0 GPA in accounting courses.

    College and University Transcripts

    Prior to submitting your application, you are required to upload scanned unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions where you earned (or will earn) a degree, studied for one semester or more, or took classes. For more information, see the Transcipts section of the Graduate Admissions page.

    GMAT Scores

    You may direct the Graduate Management Admissions Council to send your GMAT scores to the Hunter College Graduate Admissions Office. It is strongly suggested that all nationally administered examinations be taken no later than February for fall admission and no later than September for spring admission.

    TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers

    Applicants are expected to have a firm command of the English language before they apply. Foreign students are required to have taken the TOEFL at least 9 months prior to their intended date of enrollment. Such applicants are also advised to take the TWE and the TSE.

    Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:

    • Paper Based Test: 550
    • Computer Administered Test: 213
    • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Students must submit two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are submitted by recommenders electronically via the online Graduate Admissions application. Once the applicant inputs the names and corresponding contact information of each recommender, an email will be sent to them with a link and detailed instructions on how to submit the letter online. This is explained in the Letters of Recommendation section of the Graduate Admissions page.


    Students are encouraged to apply by consulting with the Director of M.S. Accounting Program, Dr. Toshi Mitsudome.